American Shipper

Maersk names seventh PS-class giant, Andersen takes reins

Maersk names seventh PS-class giant, Andersen takes reins

Related Stories
Samsung offers 16,000-TEU ship, Zim places $1.37 billion order
Andersen to take Maersk reigns earlier than planned

A.P. Moller-Maersk calls on lager boss to lead group

A.P. Moller-Maersk on Saturday named its penultimate PS-class container vessel at its Odense Steel Shipyard in Lindo, Denmark.

   The Edith Maersk is the seventh vessel in the eight-ship series and will join its sisters in the Asia/Europe/Med trade on the weekly AE7 loop.

Edith Maersk at the outfitting quay at Lindo
Photo by A.P. Moller-Maersk

   The dimensions of the 157,000 deadweight ton ships are 397.7 meters (1,304.8 feet) in length with a 56.4 meters (185 feet) beam. A 14-cylinder W'rtsil' RT-flex diesel engine produces 110,000 horsepower, giving a service speed of about 25 knots.

   The Danish group has given the series a declared capacity of 11,000 TEUs, although they are believed to have a physical capacity closer to 15,000 TEUs.

Nils Andersen
Photo by A.P. Moller-Maersk

   Meanwhile, Nils Smedegaard Andersen officially started work today as A.P. Moller-Maersk’s group chief executive officer. Anderson, the former head of Danish brewery Carlsberg, replaces Jess S'derberg.