MAERSK-M-CLASS by mk
The Mærsk M-class ships were the largest container ships at her commissioning.
The series was built starting in 2007 and as of March 2008, delivered by the Danish Odense Steel. She continued the development of the previous size record holder, the Regina Mærsk type, sovereign Mærsk type of the Mærsk c-class and the Mærsk a-grade (2003) continues, with which it has a large part of the construction parameters in common. The series was the Copenhagen-based shipping company Maersk Line, in which the ships are still in drive. The series was created 2007/09 in an edition of six ships. The shipping company comprising the comparable great predecessor types as S-class ships of a class within the shipping fleet, but takes the M ships as a separate class.
Compared to the a-class ships is the M-class design another 15 meters extended and has a deckhouse increased to a deck on eleven decks, to ensure a sufficient visibility beam. The M-class ships include to the Post-Panamax container ships and have a capacity of 7668 TEU (loaded containers containing 14 tons weight) or 10.150 TEU in real spaces. The ships can dam one above the other 17 container querschiffs and a total 13 layers. The main motors used were at the time the most powerful diesel engines on the market.
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