Emma Mærsk is the first
container ship in the E-class of eight owned by the A. P.
Moller-Maersk Group. When she was launched in 2006, Emma Mærsk
was the largest container ship ever built. As of 2010, she and
her seven sister ships are among the longest container ships
constructed. Officially, Emma Mærsk is able to carry around
11,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) or 14,770 TEU
depending on definition. In May 2010, the class set a record of
15,011 TEU in Tanger-Med, Tangiers, on sister Ebba Mærsk.