EMMA MAERSK: One of the Largest Ships in the World


Emma Maersk is a container ship that was built in 2006 for the Danish shipping company, Maersk Line. It is one of the largest container ships in the world and is named after Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller, the late wife of the company’s founder.

Emma Maersk has a length of 397 meters (1,302 feet) and a width of 56 meters (184 feet). It has a maximum capacity of 15,500 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), meaning it can carry around 15,500 standard shipping containers.

The ship is powered by a Wärtsilä-Sulzer RTA96-C engine, which is one of the largest and most powerful engines ever built. It has a total output of 109,000 horsepower, allowing the ship to reach a top speed of 25 knots (46 kilometers per hour).

Emma Maersk is known for its energy efficiency and environmental friendliness. It is equipped with advanced technology to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, including a waste heat recovery system and a double hull design.

The ship operates on the Asia-Europe trade route, transporting goods between ports in China and Northern Europe. It plays a crucial role in global trade by facilitating the movement of goods across continents.


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