The World’s Largest Ship Sets World Record for Most Cargo

By: | August 27th, 2014

AP Moeller Maersk, Danish shipping and oil conglomerate, recently deployed the the world’s largest ship, the Maersk Triple-E, with a world record 17,603 containers on board.

In total, the cargo ship has a full potential capacity of 18,270 20-foot equivalent units (TEU), and set the record last month after leaving Algeciras, Spain, en route to Tanjung Pelepas, Malaysia.

Neat graphic from Reuters on the world’s largest ship:

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