He then handed the podium and the honour of naming the first Triple-E vessel to Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the youngest daughter of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller.
“I name you Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller,” she said.
“As you sail the waters of the world, may your journeys be smooth and your tasks successful. May you bring happiness to your crew, may you be a safe haven for all who board you and may you bring pride and prosperity to all. I wish you Godspeed!”
Celebrating new standards
The Triple-E is the largest ship in the world, and it sets new standards in the container industry, not just for size, but also of energy efficiency and environmental performance. With unique design features for slower speeds and maximum efficiency, this vessel will emit 50% less CO2 per container moved than the current average on the Asia-Europe route.
Maersk Line has ordered a total of 20 of these vessels, which will be phased in gradually over the next couple of years on the existing route between Asia and Northern Europe (AE10).
Guests at the ceremony included Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller’s other two daughters Leise Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller and Kirsten Mærsk Mc-Kinney Olufsen, the Danish ambassador to Korea, Peter Lysholt Hansen, members of the vessel crew, as well representatives from Maersk Line, Maersk Maritime Technology and the DSME shipyard.