GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

COPENHAGEN, Nov 12 (FAM) – The latest series of second Maersk’s Triple E class mega boxships under construction in South Korea are record breakers, in excess of 20,000 TEU each. Alphaliner said. Currently under construction at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), look set to become the first boxships that will break the 20,000 TEU barrier, according to Splash24/7.

The 11 giant ships will deliver between April next year and May 2018 and contain what Alphaliner describes as “extensive modifications” compared to the original groundbreaking Triple E ships DSME delivered between 2013 and 2015. Maersk had originally claimed the new series had a capacity of 19,630 TEU. Now it looks as if the ships could actually have a notably higher capacity,”Alphaliner said in a weekly report, citing Lloyd’s List.