A range of container vessels, most of them on the large end of the scale, will begin arriving this year to replace older, less efficient ones and help Maersk Line grow in line with its largest competitors.
Four years after the arrival of the first Triple-E vessel, Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, a 2nd Generation Triple E is joining the fleet. The arrival of Madrid Maersk at the Chinese port of Tianjin on April 27 marked the first of 27 ships that will join the fleet this year and next, including eleven 2nd Generation Triple-Es.
“Our strategy is to grow in line with our main competitors and we do that through a combination of buying new and used ships, and chartering vessels” says Søren Toft, Chief Operating Officer, Maersk Line. “These new vessels help modernize our fleet, significantly improve our operational efficiency and will help us achieve our growth ambitions, regardless of short-term economic cycles.”