Friday, August 22, 2014
Maersk breaks world record for hauling most containers (video)
The Mary Maersk set off from Algeciras, Spain July 21 with a world record-breaking 17,603 TEUs aboard — the highest ever carried on a vessel.
The ship even had room for more containers, with its 18,270-TEU capacity. Operational restrictions at the port prevented it from loading fully.
"Algeciras has been preparing for full utilization of the Triple-E for more than a year," Carlos Arias, head of the South Europe Liner Operations Cluster, said in a press statement. "This included the upgrading of four existing cranes and the arrival of four new Triple-E cranes."
The ship's destination was Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, and a port that has undergone similar upgrades to accommodate such mega-sized container ships.
For more of the Gizmodo story: gizmodo.com
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