Eleonora Mærsk

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Name: Eleonora Mærsk
Owner: A.P. Moller-Mærsk group[1]
Operator: A.P. Moller[1]
Port of registry: Svendborg Denmark[1] Denmark
Ordered: 2006[1]
Builder: Odense Steel Shipyard[1]
Completed: 12 January 2007[2]
Maiden voyage: Suez Canal[2]
Status: In Service[2]
General characteristics
Class and type: E-class.[3]
Tonnage: 170,794[1]
Length: 397 m (1,302 ft) (1,302 ft)[1]
Beam: 56 m (184 ft)[1]
Height: 19.4 m (64 ft)[1]
Draught: 15.9.[3]
Draft: 13.1.[3]
Depth: 30.20[1]
Installed power: 80,905 kW (109,998 hp)[1]
Propulsion: 1 diesel electric oil engine[1]
Speed: 27 knots (50 km/h; 31 mph)[4]
Crew: 13[2]

Eleonora Mærsk is one of the world's largest container ships operated by A.P. Moller and registered to Svendborg Denmark. It was constructed in 2006 at the Odense Steel Shipyard and its maiden voyage was the Suez Canal. There are 7 other identical sister ships in the A.P. Moller fleet.[1] The Eleonora Maersk and the other seven ships in her class are among the biggest ever built.[2]

Hull and engine[edit]

Eleonora Mærsk was built by the Odense Steel Shipyard in yard 205. It is a fully cellular container ship with 23 holds, and a total carrying capacity of 15,500 TEU. The ship is 397 m (1,302 ft) long its beam is 56 m (184 ft) and is 19.4 m (64 ft) high.[1] This ship has a working crew of around 13 people at one time.[2]

The vessel is powered by a Wärtsilä-Sulzer 14RTFLEX96-C diesel engine, capable of producing 80,905 kW (109,998 hp) driving 1 propeller. This 2 stroke, 14 cylinder engine was built by the Doosan Engine Company in Changwan. When constructed, the vessel utilized one 8,200 kW and five 5,925 kW auxiliary generators.[1]


Eleonora Maersk is a sister ship of Emma Maersk[4] and has a maximum speed of 27 knots. The ship was specifically designed to sail through the Asian trade route, and has the largest combustion engine ever built.[5] Its engine is the equivalent of 1,000 family-sized cars. The Eleonora Maersk met with another one of the world's largest ships at Port of Felixstowe.[3] The two ships regularly dock here at opposite times; however, last March their schedules synced up and they were both in port at the same time.[3]

Visit from Polish Infrastructure Minister[edit]

Polish Infrastructure Minister Cezary Grabarczyk visited the ship at the Polish Ports of Gdansk on September 7, 2011.[6] Master Jez Meinertz gave the tour to the minister and the president of the port.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Lloyd's Register of Shipping (2010). Register of Ships 2010-2011. London: Lloyds Register Fairplay. p. 2125. ISBN 978-1-906313-41-8.
  2. ^ a b c d e f The Economist. 401. 2011 http://library.calstate.edu/maritime/metasearch/record?group=2012-04-18-000259&resultSet=005314&startRecord=1. Missing or empty |title= (help)[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c d e East Anglian Daily Times. 2011 https://archive.is/20121212074521/http://library.calstate.edu/maritime/metasearch/record?group=2012-04-18-000259&resultSet=005314&startRecord=5. Archived from the original on 2012-12-12. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ a b "Eleonora Maersk". Ship and Yacht Information. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  5. ^ "Globalisation: Extreme Shipping". The Economist. 29 October 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2012.
  6. ^ "Polish Infrastructure Minister Visits Eleonora Maersk". Maersk Line. Retrieved March 6, 2012.