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Drama in the Suez Canal – Engine Room Flooding on the Emma Mærsk

On Friday night, the Emma Mærsk, one of the world’s largest container ships, suffered flooding in the engine room and lost power as it was in the northern end of the Suez Canal.  Tugs were dispatched and the 1,300 foot long 14,700 TEU … Continue reading

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Maersk Triple E Class Ships – the VLCCS of Container shipping?

In the late 60s, the first VLCCs (Very Large Crude Carrier) were initially referred to as Malaccamax tankers, as they were the largest tankers that could navigate through the Straits of Malacca.  Maersk Line has recently ordered ten Malaccamax container … Continue reading

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Maersk B Class Ships, World’s Fastest Container Ships, in Layup

We have recently posted about the roller coaster ride that has been container ship design over the last few decades.  See Containerships – from Slow to Fast to Slow to Fast to Slow Again.  The smartest minds in the shipping … Continue reading

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