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Greenlit: World’s Biggest Ship, Discovery Networks International

World’s Biggest Ship (6 x 60′) – Documentary series that follows the creation of the world’s biggest ship, from design to maiden voyage.

The world’s largest ship, built by Maersk Line, is the first ever 400m long Triple-E container vessel, 40% larger than any in existence. It is longer than four football pitches, heavier than 55 nuclear submarines and can carry more than 300 million bottles of wine. Transporting everything from cars to food, to trainers between the world’s busiest port in Hong Kong, to the largest port in Rotterdam, this wonder of the ocean changes the face of global shipping forever.

This series documents every stage of the historic build, charting the epic battle to construct the ship through the eyes of the pioneering ship builders in South Korea and using stunning 3D CGI animations to reveal the process. From the design of the Triple-E’s unique hull, to the construction of her enormous engines and propellers and state of the art safety systems, to the ship’s first passage on the Asia-Europe route, all aspects of the journey have been captured.

It also focuses on the human side of the Triple-E’s development. The stories of the people involved with the ship’s creation will be told, including the naval architect, members of the site team supervising the build and the Captain as he trains for his new role and eventually sails the first Triple-E on its maiden voyage.

To watch a time-lapse video of the first Triple-E being built, visit the website

Channel: Discovery Networks International

Producer: Windfall Films

TX: October 2013

Source: Discovery press release (via The Futon Critic)


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