First Maersk Triple-E Giant Container Vessel In the Water

By Vessels

Maersk Line's first of 20 giant Triple-E vessels is coming out of the drydock of Daewoo Shipbuilding for fitting out alongside.
Triple-E is derived from the class's 3 design principles: "Energy efficient, Economy of scale and Environmentally enhanced". These giant vessels are expected to be not only the largest vessels in the world in this service, but also the most efficient container vessels per 20-foot equivalent unit (TEU) of cargo.
The giant vessel are going to be 400-meters (1,312 ft) long and 59-meters (194 ft) wide. While only 3-meters (9.8 ft) longer and 4-meters (13 ft) wider than E-class ships, the Triple-E vessels are going to be able to carry 2,500 more containers.
One of the main features of this design are the dual 32-megawatts (43,000 hp) ultra-long stroke 2-stroke diesel engines, driving 2 propellers at a design speed of 19 knots (35 kilometers per hour; 22 miles per hour).