Here is a good shot of cargo hold 4 & 3 of one of Maersk’s new Triple-E containerships currently under construction at DSME shipyard in South Korea.
The photo offers a look at the unique hull shape used in the design of the Triple-E class. Unlike the V-shaped hull used in Maersk’s E-class, the Triple-E’s feature a more U-like hull, allowing room for an additional row of containers (23 across compared to 22).
While the new Triple-E class is only a few meters longer and wider than the E-Class, it offers 16 percent more container space due to its wider, more bulbous bow.
Maersk Line plans to build 20 of these 18,000 TEU ships, with the first expected to be rolled out this year.
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