Edith Mærsk

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Edith Maersk
Name: Edith Maersk
Operator: Maersk
Port of registry: Roskilde,  Denmark
Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard
Yard number: L209
Launched: 2007
Acquired: 3 November 2007
Status: Currently in service
General characteristics
Class and type: Mærsk E-class container ship
Length: 397.00 m (1,302.49 ft)
Beam: 56.00 m (183.73 ft)
Draught: 30.00 m (98.43 ft)
Draft: 17.5 m (57 ft)
  • Wärtsilä engine
  • 80,000 kW
  • 26.0 knots (48 km/h) (maximum)
  • 25.2 knots (47 km/h) (cruising)
  • 13,500 20ft containers (company statistics)
  • 11,000 TEU (IMO calculations)
Crew: 13

Edith Maersk is a container ship and the sister ship of Emma Maersk, thus one of the world's largest cargo ships. She has capacity for 13,500 containers; calculations from Maersk Line company say that it has only 11,000 TEUs capacity. She can reach up to 15,200 TEUs according to specialists.[who?]


The ship has a length of 397.00 m (1,302.49 ft) and a beam of 56.00 m (183.73 ft). The depth of the Edith Maersk is 30.00 m (98.43 ft) and while fully loaded she can reach a draft of 17.5 m (57 ft). The deadweight of the container ship is 156,907 metric tons, while the gross tonnage is 170,794 gross tons. The ship is powered by a 14-cylinder Wärtsilä RT-flex diesel engine with a power of 80,000 kW. Designers decided that this power is not enough for the ship and added a waste heat recovery system, which increased the power to 90,000 kW. The ship is registered in the port of Roskilde, Denmark in spite of higher taxes. The company is investing in home country taxes and prefers to use the home flags, despite lower restrictions of convenient flags' countries.


Edith Maersk was built by the Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark and was handed over to the A.P. Moller - Maersk Group on Saturday 3 November 2007.[1]