World's largest container ship docks in Singapore for the first time

The first of Maersk Line's 20 new Triple-E ships, from the world’s largest class of container vessels – the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, has called at Singapore port for the first time, on her maiden voyage. The world's largest container ship made it
The first of Maersk Line's 20 new Triple-E ships, from the world’s largest class of container vessels – the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller, has called at Singapore port for the first time, on her maiden voyage. The world's largest container ship made its maiden call at Singapore's port on Friday. -- PHOTO: MAERSK

The world's largest container ship made its maiden call at Singapore's port on Friday.

The 400m-long Maersk McKinney Moller can carry 18,000 20-ft containers. The vessel is longer than the Eiffel Tower laid flat. It can transport the equivalent of 180 million iPads.

The ship is deployed on a Maersk Line shipping route connecting Asia to Northern Europe via the Suez Canal. It will be docked in Singapore until tomorrow.

Shipper A.P. Moeller-Maersk is Denmark's largest company.