Emma Maersk sailing again

Emma Maersk is back working again and is currently in Malaga to load containers. The ship is sailing east through the Suez Canal in mid-August. Later, the ship will cross paths with the first Triple-E, Mærsk McKinney-Møller, which is on its way to Europe.

Photo: Maersk Line

Emma Maersk has left the repair yard in Palermo, Sicily, and is currently in Malaga to load cargo. The ship, of approximately 15,000 teu, once the largest ship in the world, will sail east through the Suez Canal in mid-August and is now once again part of Maersk Line's Asia-Europe network, says A.P. Moeller-Maersk Press Director Louise Münter to ShippingWatch.

The massive ship experienced dramatic circumstances as it suddenly began to take on water while entering the Suez Canal on February 1st. It subsequently turned out that the significant breach was caused by a punctured thruster in the aft portion of the ship, which flooded the Emma Maersk's engine room in just a few hours. The ship was quickly maneuvered to safety in Port Said, in the northern end of the Canal, before being shipped to Palermo for repairs.

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Read the whole article

Get access for 14 days for free.
No credit card is needed, and you will not be automatically signed up for a paid subscription after the free trial.

  • Access all locked articles
  • Receive our daily newsletters
  • Access our app
An error has occured. Please try again later.

Get full access for you and your coworkers.

Start a free company trial today

More from ShippingWatch

SDK Freja anticipates steep earnings drop following record year

Logistics company SDK Freja, which delivered record financials with great advancement on top and bottom lines, takes a more gloomy view of the current fiscal year due to several ”external factors.” However, the growth target remains the same, CEO tells ShippingWatch.

LNG carriers concerned about increasing ship prices

The price on new LNG vessels has soared vigorously, and for Flex LNG this has meant a withdrawal from the market for new ships. Such was the statement by Flex LNG’s chief exec at Marine Money in New York, where he also announced new long-term charter agreements.

Maersk ships delayed up to three weeks on US east coast

Bottlenecks at major container ports on the US east coast have entailed that Maersk vessels are affected by delays of up to three weeks. It’s a combination of congestion, many ships, and a lack of container space, Maersk says.

Further reading

Related articles

Latest news

See all jobs