In another big hint that digital and shareable media is fully spreading into the commercial shipping world, Maersk Line announced the launch of their Vimeo channel. Lots of good stuff on there with a particular focus on their new Triple-E class containerships. Once built, these 400-meter long vessels will be the largest ships on the ocean and capable of carrying a whopping 18,000 containers at once. This resultant economy of scale will reduce the price per TEU by 20 to 30 percent along the Asia-Europe trade route.
Here’s another video that shows how the hull design and cargo arrangement differs from current containerships.[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34463840[/vimeo]
Now to give you some perspective as to the size of the vessels; imagine a basketball court seating several thousand, a full sized American football stadium with some twenty thousand spectators, and, finally, a spectator packed ice hockey stadium. They can all fit below deck… at the same time![vimeo]http://vimeo.com/34604000[/vimeo]