ABS classing for Maersk ULCs

09 Jul 2015

Leading classification society, ABS, has been selected to class 11 ultra-large containerships (ULCs) for Maersk Line.

The carrier recently ordered the 19,630 teu vessels from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) of South Korea in a deal that includes options to build up to six additional vessels.

ABS was previously chosen to class 20 of the Triple-E containerships that Maersk ordered from the same shipyard four years ago.

Much like this first generation of Triple-E containerships, the second order will allow the carrier to further increase operational efficiencies while serving the Asia to Europe trade routes.

The newbuildings, which will be the largest containerships in the Danish carrier's fleet, are due for delivery between April 2017 and May 2018.

ABS has served the containership segment for more than 50 years and is a leading class provider for everything from ultra-large to LNG-powered containerships.

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