Ebba Mærsk

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Name: Ebba Mærsk
Owner: A. P. Moller-Maersk Group
Operator: Copenhagen,  Denmark
Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard
Yard number: 207
Christened: 21 May 2007
Identification:IMO number9321524
General characteristics
Class and type: Mærsk E-class container ship
Tonnage: 156,907 DWT
Length: 397 m (1,302 ft)
Beam: 56 m (184 ft)

Ebba Maersk is a container ship owned by the Danish shipping company A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. The fifth of the Mærsk E-class, she and her seven sister ships are among the largest container ships ever built.[1] She has a total TEU capacity of 11,000 TEU 14-ton containers by Maersk definition; however, with standard ratings she can hold 14,770 containers.[2] This rating goes by physical space rather than weight. Her beam is 56 m (184 ft), her length 397 m (1,302 ft), and she has a deadweight tonnage of 156,907. In May 2010, she was reported with 15,011 TEU[3] in Tangier, Morocco, the highest equivalent number of any vessel.

In popular culture[edit]

In the Daniel Suarez novel Kill Decision, Ebba Maersk is taken over by thousands of automated combat drones hidden in shipping containers.[4]


  1. ^ "The 108,640 horsepower boosted Ebba Maersk" (in Danish). 18 August 2007. Retrieved 29 April 2010.
  2. ^ Vessels Maersk Line, 1 June 2010. Retrieved: 17 June 2010.
  3. ^ Holt, Julie. "Ebba Mærsk Beats World Record" Ing.dk, 28 May 2010. Retrieved: 28 May 2010.
  4. ^ Daniel Suarez, Kill Decision, Chapter 28 ff. ISBN 978-0525952619. Published by Dutton Adult (July 19, 2012)