DSME: The World’s Largest Vessel Floats (South Korea)

DSME: The World's Largest Vessel Floats

Maersk Line’s first Triple-E newbuild was launched from Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Okpo Shipyard on 27 February 2013. The vessel, to be named Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller after the late shipping magnate, is the largest vessel of any type on the water today.

Called the ‘Triple-E’ class for the three main purposes behind their creation — economy of scale, energy efficiency and environmentally improved — the ships set a new industry benchmark for size and fuel efficiency.

At four-hundred metres long, 59 metres wide and 73 metres high, the 18,000 TEU (twenty-foot container) capacity of the ‘Triple-E’ is 16 percent greater (2,500 containers) than today’s largest container vessel, Emma Maersk.

The Triple-E will produce 20 percent less CO2 per container moved compared to Emma Maersk and 50 percent less than the industry average on the Asia-Europe trade lane. In addition, it will consume approximately 35 percent less fuel per container than the 13,100 TEU vessels being delivered to other container shipping lines in the next few years, also for Asia-Europe service.

Shipbuilding Tribune Staff,  March 3, 2013