Time-Lapse Shows World’s Largest Ship Being Built in 50,000 Photos

This time-lapse video shows the building of the largest ship in the world. It’s the first Maersk Line Triple-E vessel, which was constructed at the DSME shipyard in Okpo, Korea. The video shows three months of time, and consists of 50,000 photographs taken during that period.

The project was a collaboration between the Discovery Channel and Maersk, a Danish company that’s the world’s largest operator of container ships.

Each Triple E ship measures 1,312 feet (400m) long and 194 feet (59m) wide. The length is just two meters short of a quarter mile. In terms of capacity, the ships can hold a whopping 18,000 standard shipping containers.

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You can read more about the new Triple-E ships over on Maersk’s new site The World’s Largest Ship.

(via Laughing Squid)

  • Attila Volgyi

    the last link is faulty

  • Attila Volgyi

    great subject for a time-lapse

  • Anthony Harden

    Great subject for sure, but all of that time spent on this and they couldn’t manage to align the frames in the time lapse? Perplexing design choice.

  • TedRysz3

    I completely agree. I never like to say someone’s work is not top quality, especially when I am still a student, but at least line up the frames in post.

  • lachieguy

    I think the platform the camera is on is semi floating. so that would make it hard to keep it steady.

  • Maryan Khomych

    Wow, I work in shipping company, sending containers overseas- It’s great time lapse to know how they build

  • TedRysz3

    I could see that being a possibility. I have no way to really say anything because without seeing the contraints of the production I have no clue what the situation was. Still an awesome piece of time-lapse work though.

  • K G

    If that was 50K shot with one camera, that shutter is dead

  • Clare

    how the hell does something like that float ?!?!?!!?

  • clipper

    Named ‘Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller’ Fri 14th June 2013
    20 more ships to be delivered!

  • clipper2

    what are the name of those ships?
    and how do you know?

  • Aaron C.

    This is a container ship. Oil ships are much larger (1500+ feet vs 1300 feet).