The container ship MOL Triumph, of 20,172 teu capacity and which was delivered to Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL Line), of Japan, on Mar 27, did not hold last month's title of the world’s biggest container ship for long.
Just days later, the Maersk Line, of Denmark, took delivery of the Madrid Maersk, of 20,568 teu, the first of the second series of the line’s Triple E class. Both ships are operating on the Far East-northern Europe route.
The Madrid Maersk loaded at Xingang, Dalian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Yantian and Singapore, then sailed through the Suez Canal and was to unload containers at Tangier, Southampton, Hamburg, Rotterdam and Le Havre. On the way back to Asia, she was to call at Tangier and Jebel Ali.