Follow Adrian Mærsk through the New Suez Canal

The New Suez Canal is now officially opened. We have sailed with Adrian Maersk on its first voyage through the new canal. Come on board and meet the captain.

Timelapse – Sailing down the expanded Suez canal

Have you ever wanted to travel through the New Suez Canal? Follow Adrian Maersk through the 163 km canal in only 3 minutes.


Adrian Mærsk through the new Suez canal for the very first time

Captain Max í Haraldsstovu has sailed through the canal more than 40 times. We sailed with him on his first transit through the new canal.


The New Suez Canal was declared officially open 6 August 2015, and the first Maersk Line vessels have transited through. The enlargement of the canal has been completed in one year, and allows more vessels to pass in each direction. It has reduced the southbound transit time from 18 to 11 hours.

With 1.400 transits a year, Maersk Line is the Suez Canal’s biggest customer.

Maersk welcomes Suez Canal expansion

Maersk Group representative and CEO of Maersk Drilling Claus V. Hemmingsen attented the opening ceremony of the New Suez Canal 6 August 2015. He welcomes the expansion of the Canal.

“The Suez Canal is a key corridor in the East/West trade. Maersk has used the corridor for more than 90 years and we welcome the easier transit and reduced transit times that the new expansion will bring,” says Hemmingsen.

Egypt has all through the 20th and 21st century acted as the bridge between Europe and Asia thereby enabling global trade and growth. From 2004 to 2014, container volumes transported via the Suez Canal has grown around 70% and the expansion confirms the Suez Canal Authority’s continuous commitment to accommodating growth in trade.

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Ordinary Seaman, Keithmoon Malunjao Paramel, and Dual Cadet, Peter Krogh Jensen, entering the New Suez Canal on board Adrian Maersk.

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