These vessels reduce CO2 emissions by 35% per container moved, compared to industry average on the Asia-Europe trade.

Smart transport

Different modes of transport have different climate impact. 

Carbon distance reflects the difference in climate impact among different modes of transport between two locations.

FACT Maersk StarFlower™ makes it possible to transport cut flowers by sea rather than by air, cutting the relevant CO2 emissions by 98%.

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Illustration Grams of CO2 emitted by transporting 1 ton of goods 1 km.

A recyclable ship

The Triple-E class will be designed for future safe and sound recycling. We have developed a new ‘Cradle-to-Cradle Passport’, which will list and describe the materials used to build the vessel, where they are located, and how they can be correctly disassembled and recycled / disposed.

A Triple-E class vessel is equipped with a waste heat recovery system,
saving up to 10% of main engine power. This equals the average annual electrical
consumption of 5,000 European households.

The right mix

The Triple-E hull design, energy-efficient engine-type and waste-heat recovery system, which uses exhaust gas to produce additional energy, combine to create an unmatched energy efficient class of vessel.

FACT The Waste-Heat Recovery System uses the energy in the hot exhaust gas to produce extra energy for propulsion. This allows the Triple-E class vessel to use a smaller and less energy-consuming main engine.


Illustration Triple-E class vessels reduce CO2 emissions by 35% per container moved, compared to industry average on the Asia-Europe trade.

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