Maersk Congo

Maersk Congo is one in the series of the 22 highly sophisticated; energy saving WAFMAX vessels A. P. Moller Maersk in 2008 ordered for its Africa-Far East Container Service at Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) in South Korea.


NAVTEAM secured, in close corporation with Japan Radio Co. Ltd., and Yokogawa, the order for a full Navigation and Communication package for this massive series of vessels, which is believed to be the longest series of identical Container vessels ever build. The vessels delivery started in April 2011 and last vessel in the series will commence service in early 2013.

The vessels are trading between the West African ports of Tema, Abidjan and Apapa, and the Far East ports of Tanjung Pelepas, Singapore, Ningbo and Busan. The vessels are the largest vessels to enter the West African ports, and are the most fuel efficient vessels on the Asia-Africa trade.


Vessel particulars 

 Name of the ship  MAERSK CONGO
 Type of ship  Container ship
 DWT  61614 tons
 Year of build  2011 / 08
 Yard / hull number  2344
 Maximum speed (Kn)  21.5
 Overall length (m)  249.00
 Overall beam (m)  37.40
 Maximum draught (m)  12.50
 Maximum TEU capacity  4500
 Flag  Singapore
 Class society  American Bureau of Shipping
 Owner  A.P. Moller Maersk - Singapore



 Equipment list

The vessels are equipped with the following scope of supply from JRC & Yokogawa

 JMA-9100 series  S-band and X-band radars
 JAN-901 series  Dual ECDIS
 JAN-2000  Conning display
 JHS-182  AIS
 JLN-550  Dual axis Speed log
 JFE-680  Dual Echo sounder
 JLR-7800  Dual DGPS with route transfer to ECDIS
 JCY-1800  VDR with active Remote Maintenance server
 CMZ-900D  Dual Gyro system
 PT-500  Autopilot system
 JSS-296  GMDSS MF/HF radio station
 JHS-780D  GMDSS Duplex VHFs
 JUE-85  GMDSS dual Inmarsat C
 JUE-500  Inmarsat Fleet broadband
 JAX-9B  Weather Facsimile
 GP-340  Work UHF radios
 Openport  Iridium Openport
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