Maersk Line: We need more versatile ships

Maersk Line's new 14,000 teu ships, worth over USD 1 billion, will be used to replace small vessels on various trade routes in the long run. The carrier has more initiatives up its sleeve, COO Søren Toft tells ShippingWatch.

Photo: Port of Gothenburg

Maersk Line is on a regular shopping spree, and the carrier announced yet another order for new vessels on Wednesday afternoon. This time for nine container ships of 14,000 teu for a total value of USD 1.1 billion. This order also reflects a new course of action for Maersk as these new ships are not designed for one particular route, as in the case of the Triple-E vessels which are specifically built for the services between Asia and Europe.

And there is a good reason for this, Søren Toft (photo) Chief Operating Officer at Maersk Line, tells ShippingWatch.

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