What goes into building the world’s largest ship?
You’ll have to wait until November for the details on the Discovery Channel’s broadcast of "The World's Largest Ship," but this video shows a 1,312-foot Triple-E class container ship being built for Maersk — from start to finish — in a mere 76 seconds.
The time-lapse video consists of 50,000 photos taken over three months.
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For the six-episode series, the Discovery Channel had exclusive access to every stage of the building process at a South Korean shipyard, from steel-cutting to the maiden voyage. All aspects of the ship’s design, building and launching will be covered, with many sequences in 3-D.
"The Triple-E is an exceptional ship in terms of its size, as well as its energy-saving technology and design,” Maersk COO Morten Engelstoft said in a statement. “We're excited about these vessels and proud to have Discovery Channel as a partner for showing how it is built and the people and passion behind it."
The name Triple-E is derived from the three design principles for the class: economy of scale, energy efficiency and environmentally improved. Maersk says the ships will set an industry benchmark for size and efficiency.
At 1,312 feet, with a 194-foot beam, the Triple-E is the largest vessel of any type on the water. Its capacity of 18,000 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit, or one ISO shipping container) is enough to hold 111 million pairs of sneakers, according to the company.
Once the Discovery Channel series airs, it will be available at www.worldslargestship.com, which is regularly updated with new content, including photos, videos and stories about the ships, the seafarers and more.