This Five-Bladed Behemoth Is the World's Largest Cargo Ship Propeller

Modern international trade is only possible because of our fleets of seafaring cargo ships. And as these gigantic vessels continue to grow to meet the increasing demands of a rapidly globalizing marketplace, so too do their components. Spanning nearly 34 feet in diameter and weighing a stout 113 tons, this massive… » 3/18/14 1:40pm 3/18/14 1:40pm

The World's Biggest Ship Is Assembled like a Lego Model

With a capacity of more than 16,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit shipping containers) the CMA CGM Marco Polo currently reigns as the "world's largest container ship" but it won't for much longer. Construction of an even larger line of mega-ships—the Maersk Triple E—will soon be complete and, once launched, will… » 3/19/13 9:20pm 3/19/13 9:20pm