World's Biggest Ship - Maersk Triple-E – A Detailed Look

By Vessels

40,000 alarm clocks buzzed as one in order to wake up equal number of employees for work at the world's second-largest shipyard, Daewoo Shipbuilding&Marine Engineering (DSME) just before dawn on Geoje Island, along South Korea's southwest coast. There are huge mounted barge cranes floating past the docks, where engineers of DSME had laid each mega-block part, huge, pre-fabricated segments for vessels onto a blacktop bigger than a Walmart parking lot.
The giant vessel, scheduled for 28th of June, 2013, is the biggest ship in the world, a behemoth even in a world of behemoths and the 1st sibling in a new fleet of nineteen sister vessels.
The enormous ship, due for on June 28, is the world’s biggest, a behemoth even in a world of behemoths, and the first sibling in a new fleet of 19 sister ships. The world's biggest ship is going to carry over 18,000 TEUs and weigh in a 165,000 metric tons, which is the equivalent mass of all the gold ever mined.
The most distinctive feature of the biggest ship in the world is her sheer size. At 400-metres, the M/V Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, as will be the name of the world's biggest ship, is considerably longer than any aircraft carrier or even the sunken Titanic, and only slightly shorter than the Empire State Building is high. Standing on her bridge is just like peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon. From the highest deck shipyard of the world's biggest ship, employees look like overgrown ants and officers needing to walk the bridge’s width, wing-to-wing, will wish they had packed roller skates.
Why so large?
The biggest ship in the world, M/V Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, 1st ship of the new Triple-E class container vessels of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, leverages unprecedented economies of the scale and energy efficiency as well as a new generation of environmental safeguards. The sheer size of the world's biggest ship, helps her to maximize each of these factors while reducing the cost and environmental impact of shipping each container onboard.
Costing just under 200 million dollars to build, the Triple-E container ship is powered by 2 engines, each one diminutive compared to the single 109,000-horsepower diesel engine of the Emma Maersk, the largest container vessel in the world when it was launched in 2006. And the cost of the new container vessel, high as it seems, is only 1/5 of the price of the Floating Production Storage Offloading (FPSO) ships the offshore oil and gas industry uses to store and process oil or less than 7% the cost of one Prelude Class FLNG.