The World's Biggest Cargo Ship Carrying Over 17,000 Crates, NBD

Maersk's Triple-E line of supersized cargo ships are already among the largest sea-faring vessels to ever set sail. Now the Danish shipping group can add another feather to its cap with the successful transport of more than 17,600 TEU containers. No other ship has ever carried that much on a single trip. » 8/19/14 3:10pm 8/19/14 3:10pm

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