A close-up of the bow of the ship shows a particular feature of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller’s design. The naval architects extended the beam of the vessel forward in order to carry more containers. In previous ships, such as the Emma Maersk, and particularly older Panamax-sized containerships, the bow has a much finer entry.
The tradeoff is that she’s isn’t well-suited for high speed sailing, but then again, container ships no longer sail at the speeds they used to due to the price of fuel and the current state of overcapacity.
Maersk also shared with us today a video of the MV Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller sailing underneath Denmark’s Great Belt Bridge