Maersk Line takes delivery of the world’s largest reefer carrier

Maersk Line has taken delivery of Maersk Lanco in the Sammax class with an expanded capacity reaching 8,700 teu. The vessel is a part of the series of ships operating on reefer routes to South America, on which Maersk is trying to increase its rates by 30 percent.

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Maersk Line has taken delivery of Maersk Lanco of the Sammax class with an overall capacity of 8,700 teu. The ship is number 14 in a series of a total of 16 ships contracted in June 2008 on the DSME shioyard in Daewoo, Korea, meant to be deployed on the routes to South America. According to Alphaliner, the new ships are extra wide and equipped with a total of 1,700 reefer plugs making them the largest reefer ships on the market. Maersk Lanco is registered in Hong Kong.

From 1 January 2013, Maersk Line has increased its reefer rates by 30 percent and the majority of its competitors has followed suit while the massive rate increase has resulted in protests from a number of exporters of foodstuffs from several continents.

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