24 Aug Maersk Container Ship Sets New Load Record: 19,038 TEU
The ULCV Mumbai Maersk has broken the 19,000 TEU load mark, setting a new world record at 19,038 TEU. She achieved the new milestone at Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia, then got under way for Europe. She is expected in Rotterdam on September 5.
The 2018-built Mumbai Maersk is the firm’s latest Triple-E class vessel, and has a nameplate capacity of 20,600 TEU.
UASC (now part of Hapag-Lloyd) set a previous record in 2015 when its ULCV Al Muraykh loaded 18,601 containers. Maersk Line’s Madison Maersk loaded 18,215 TEU the same year.