Exclusive Photos: Inside the Engine Room Of World’s Largest Ship – Maersk Triple- E

 

 

 

 


The world’s largest ship – Maersk Triple E has created quite a stir in the maritime industry. These large 18,000 TEU, fuel-efficient container ships are renowned as much for their energy efficiency as their size.

 

Maersk Line has ordered a series of 20 Triple-E vessels, with 10 now already in or entering service, and a further 10 under construction at DSME in South Korea. The vessel is 400 meters long, 59 meters wide and 73 meters high, boasting a world-beating 18,000 TEU capacity. It weighs in at 165,000 dwt.

The Triple-E’s are designed with a ‘twin-skeg’ propulsion system (two-engine, two-propeller). The Triple-E’s two propellers are

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Daily Echo reporter takes control of virtual vehicle carrier to find out the challenges pilots face

 

 

 

Daily Echo reporter takes control of virtual vehicle carrier to find out the challenges pilots face

A PILOT'S LIFE for Rory: lecturer Steve Window coaches Echo reporter Rory McKoewn in the art of piloting a vehicle carrier.

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First published Sunday 11 January 2015 in News
Last updated 18:16 Sunday 11 January 2015

WITH minimal sailing experience under my belt, the prospect of piloting a cargo ship was a daunting one.

I had grappled the Dongfeng ocean racing vessel on the Solent during Cowes Week, which was an exhilarating moment.

Thankfully my opportunity at guiding a 200-metre vehicle carrier – similar to that of the Hoegh Osaka – was on dry land and in the safety of a hi-tech simulator at SouthamptonSolent

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BIMCO: Supply Overtaking Demand in Dry Bulk Shipping

 

 

 

 

The outlook for 2015 looks a bit dull on the demand side for dry bulk shipping, whereas the supply side seems to provide the same amount of new capacity as in 2014, BIMCO forecasts.

As explained, such a development will not improve the fundamental market balance and Supramaxes in particular seem to be challenged by a high inflow of new tonnage.

BIMCO said that the order book is currently low, a sign of poor freight market conditions, with 55 million DWT ordered so far in 2014.

China is set to build 62% of the dry bulk order book as it currently stands, with Japan in a distant second place, with 27% being placed at Japanese shipyards.

Contracting activity in August was weak, but

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Roamer: Pilot-ship memories make history come alive

 

 

               Belfast Pilot moored off Carrickfergus between 1943 and 1959

 

Published 16/01/2015 15:37  NewsLetter co. uk.

Amongst the many reminiscences and accounts shared here every week, ships, very understandably, have featured regularly.

Little wonder! We live on an island where the sea and our maritime heritage profoundly affects us in every way.

“The sound of a steamer’s horn at night still conjures up my whole boyhood,” admitted C.S. Lewis, who used to gaze across Belfast Lough and the shipyards with his beloved telescope.

One of the highlights of Lewis’s childhood was the annual seaside holiday with his mother and brother, often to Castlerock.

In 1901 his mother wrote home from the north coast to husband Albert “Today baby was very anxious

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World's largest car ferry Ulysses heads to dry dock for annual overhaul

 

 

 

World's largest car ferry Ulysses heads to dry dock for annual overhaul

Irish Ferries' main Holyhead to Dublin vessel will undergo maintenance work at Cammell Laird shipyard on

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