The Triple-E class vessel, world’s biggest cargo ship, build by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, is 59 metres at its widest point. Image © Alastair Phillip Wiper/ Wired
Daewoo Shipbuilding is a company constructing the world’s largest ship models.
The Triple-E class vessel has a U-shaped hull design allowing more room below deck, providing capacity for 18,000, 6 metre shipping containers arranged in 23 rows.
Photographer Alastair Phillip Wiper, who visited the shipyard for Wired, photographed the Matz Maersk the ninth Triple-E class container vessel, said:
“The place is mind-blowing. This is just a small part of what they’re doing. They have 46,000 people building around 100 vessels and everywhere you look there’s some surreal part of a ship that’s just about recognisable as something that should be underwater.”