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The Emma Maersk


Country of origin: Denmark
Length: 1,302 feet
Width: 207 feet
Net cargo: 123,200 tons
Engine: 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise speed: 31 knots
Cargo capacity: 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)
Crew: 13 people
Maiden voyage: September 8, 2006
Construction cost: US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.

This ship was built in five sections. The sections floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously.

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Thanks for another one Luke Young.


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  1. Idaho Youngs says:

    Whoa!!!!!!!! One honking big ship. Don’t think this will pass thru the Panama Canal.