1. Fresh Maersk blue paint lights up in the late afternoon sun.
The UK registered ship was built as PO Nedlloyd Marseille by Kvaerner Warnow Werft in Warnemunde, Germany in 1998, and was taken over by AP Moller-Maersk when they acquired P+O Nedlloyd in 2006.
Measuring in at 31,333 gross tons, 37,842 deadweight tonnes, it has a capacity of 2890 TEUS (400 refrigerated) and with its three sisters maintains a weekly transatlantic schedule from European ports to Montreal and Halifax. Maersk Palermo, Maersk Pembroke and Maersk Penanag are the other ships, which appear in that order on the current roster. The replacement ship this summer was the venerable Sea-Land Racer, which called here ca. August 24.
Maersk Patras sailed this afternoon for Rotterdam, Bremerhaven and Antwerp carrying a variety of containers-but mostly Maersk (some P+O Nedlloyd, some Safmarine and some Maersk Sealand - all owned by Maersak) and several CMA CGM boxes. The latter line, although a competitor, has slot charter arrangements with Maersk on may routes, including this one.