Mærsk E-class container ship

General characteristics
Type: Container ship
  • 170,974 GT
  • 55,396 NT
  • 156,907 DWT
Length: 399 m (1,309 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)
Crew: 13, with room for 30
Notes: [1]

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 399 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.[2]

Ship name Year built
Emma Mærsk 2006
Estelle Mærsk 2006
Eleonora Mærsk 2007
Evelyn Mærsk 2007
Ebba Mærsk 2007
Elly Mærsk 2007
Edith Mærsk 2007
Eugen Mærsk 2008


  1. "ABS Record: Emma Maersk". American Bureau of Shipping. 23 July 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2010.
  2. "Shipping: The Danish Armada". The Economist. 2011-02-22. Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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