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It is not every day that you get an invitation to see a “ship” and especially a “big container ship” such as the Matz Maersk; one of the 20 Triple E class container ships comprise a family of very large container ships (more than 18,000TEU). But today we were aboard at the Matz Maersk of captain Wim Postma and his crew.
With a length of 400 m (1,312 ft), when they were built, they were the largest container ships in the world.
The name "Triple E" is derived from the class's three design principles: "Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved". These ships are expected to be not only the world's longest ships in service, but also the most efficient container ships per twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) of cargo.
The ships are 400 metres long and 59 metres wide. While only 3 metres longer and 4 metres wider than E-class ships. the Triple-E ships are able to carry 2,500 more containers. With a beam of 59 metres, they are too wide to cross the Panama Canal, but can transit the Suez Canal.
One of the class's main design features is its dual 32-megawatt (43,000 hp) ultra-long stroke two-stroke diesel engines, driving two propellers at a design speed of 19 knots. Slower than its predecessors, this class uses a strategy known as slow steaming, which is expected to lower fuel consumption by 37% and carbon dioxide emissions per container by 50%. The Triple E design helped Maersk win a "Sustainable Ship Operator of the Year" award in July 2011.
Capacity: 18,270 TEU
Length: 400 metres
Draft: 14.5 metres
Beam: 59 metres
Height: 73 metres
Optimum speed: 19 knots (35 km/h)
Top speed: 25 knots
Deadweight: 165,000 tonnes
Engines: Twin MAN 8S80ME-C9.2 engines, 8-cylinders, 800 mm bore, 3450 mm stroke, rated at 29.7 MW @ 73 rpm each, with fuel consumption of 168 g/kWh
Propellers: Twin propellers, with 4 blades, 9.8 m in diameter ... Lees meerLees minder
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