Maersk Triple E containership calls at Sri Lanka’s Colombo port

.ECONOMYNEXT – MV Maersk Milan, a Denmark flagged vessel owned by Maersk has called at Colombo Port in Sri Lanka, making it the biggest ship to enter a port in South Asia, the port agency said.

Sri Lanka Ports Authority said Maersk had a long-term relationship with Colombo port.

"We hope that Maersk will continue to grow the volumes of the Port of Colombo," SLPA Chairman Parakrama Dissanayake was quoted as saying when he visited the ship.

The ‘Triple E’ class (Economy of scale, Energy efficient and Environmentally improved) ship had entered service in 2017.  The 399 metre long, 59 metre wide ship uses slow-steaming to increase efficiency.

It can carry over 20,500 containers. The ship called at the Chinese controlled, Colombo International Container Terminal.

Julian Bevis – Senior Director, Group Relations South Asia of the Maersk Line India (Pvt) Ltd, was quoted as saying that Colombo was keeping ahead of competition and providing better services to operators. (Colombo/Oct21/2017)

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