Mærsk E-class container ship
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|Length:||397 m (1,302 ft)|
|Beam:||56 m (184 ft)|
|Draught:||15.5 m (51 ft)|
|Depth:||30 m (98 ft) (deck edge to keel)|
|Propulsion:||80 MW (109,000 hp) Wärtsilä 14RT-Flex96c plus 30 MW (40,000 hp) from five Caterpillar 8M32|
|Speed:||25.5 knots (47.2 km/h; 29.3 mph)|
1000 TEU (reefers)
|Crew:||13, with room for 30|
The Maersk E Series comprises eight 14,770 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container ships. Each sister ship bear names beginning with the letter "E". Until 2012, they were the largest container ship ever constructed, and are among the longest ships currently in use at 397 metres (1,302 ft) long and 56 metres (184 ft) wide. They are owned by the Danish A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. The first in the class built was Emma Maersk by Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd., Denmark. The E-class was followed by the Triple-E class, which is even larger and more fuel-efficient.
As of 2012[update], the E-class is still the largest by full-weight 14 tonne capacity, as each ship can carry 11,000. The Marco Polo can carry 10,000 14t containers, but 16,020 if they are not fully loaded.
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