DUBAI, 16th December, 2015 (WAM) — United Arab Shipping Company, UASC, today announced a record breaking load of 18,601 TEUs on board the M.V. Al Muraykh, one of the world’s three greenest vessels, currently operated by UASC.
The ultra-large container vessel departed Port Klang in Malaysia bound for Felixstowe, UK, as part of AEC1 service carrying 18,601 TEUs. The vessel will be sailing for two weeks. This unprecedented westbound shipment is also UASC’s highest utilisation 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.
Containers on board were loaded by UASC and its partners in the Ocean Three alliance. M.V. Al Muraykh was delivered in August 2015. The vessel was similarly celebrated across different Asian and European ports while on its maiden voyage earlier this year.