Launched in 2006, the Emma Maersk was the world’s largest container ship in 2010. Along with seven sister vessels, the ship was part of the largest container fleet at the time. The vessel has a total TEU capacity of 14,770, a tonnage of 170,794 and usually carries a crew of 13-30 people. The Emma Maersk is operated by A. P. Moller-Maersk Group. The Emma Maersk was the first E-class container ship and marked the end of massive container ships able to approach 30 knots as manufacturers began to value carrying capacity over speed.