Middle Eastern container carrier United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), along with its partners in the Ocean Three alliance (O3), CMA CGM and CSCL, has loaded a record breaking cargo of 18,601 TEUs on board its green ship M/V Al Muraykh.
The 199,744 dwt ultra-large container vessel departed Port Klang in Malaysia bound for Felixstowe – UK as part of AEC1 service carrying 18,601 TEUs.
According to the company, M/V Al Muraykh will be sailing for two weeks.
This unprecedented westbound shipment is also UASC’s highest utilization to date of this very eco-efficient class, meaning the CO2 output per TEU on this journey is set to be more than 60% lower if the same containers were shipped on board a 13,500 TEU ship.
The Malta-flagged M/V Al Muraykh, delivered in August 2015, features a length of 400 m and a width of 59 m.