Maersk Shipping Line will bring one of their and the world’s largest ships to Colombo on September 23.At 400 meters in length, the Triple-E is the amongst the largest ships with capacity of 18,000 TEUs to 20,000 TEUs. The height (above baseline) of Triple-E is 73 meters. Powered by Twin 32MW (43,000hp) diesel engines drive two propellers at lower design speed than traditional container vessels, a combination meant for slower operating speeds and greatest possible efficiency
It is an optimized vessel, which will allow Maersk Line to deliver more goods, while using less fuel, at lower cost. This will offer Economy of scale, Energy efficiency and being environmentally improved. The Triple-E will take the industry in a new and more environmentally conscious direction.
Julian Michael Bevis, Senior Director, Group Relations, South Asia, AP Moller Maersk said Sri Lanka is a strategic market for the Maersk Group and a big moment. “The Triple-E liner will help us achieve operational efficiencies through the reduction of cost due to economies of scale. This will help induce growth and add further momentum to trade.”
With expansions at the Colombo port, it is capable of handling Triple- E ships. Maersk Line intends to use Colombo as a transshipment hub on this service for cargo destined and from South and Eastern India and Bangladesh.
MD Maersk Line (India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh) Franck Dedenis said “Triple-E calling on Colombo is a momentous occasion for us as well as the industry as a whole. We are committed towards the development of the Sri Lankan economy.
“With this vision, we are bringing one of our largest ships in the port of Colombo.” “We fully support the Government of Sri Lanka vision to develop Sri Lanka into a maritime hub and are doing our best to ensure its success.”
Maersk Line in India and Sri Lanka is the leading Container Shipping Line in the region with footprints across 16 offices and close to 400 employees covering all major locations and cargo hubs.