The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller: Aboard the World's Largest Ship

By Bloomberg Photos - 2013-11-14T09:57:49Z

Photograph by Kristian Helgesen/Bloomberg

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The ships are being manufactured in Okpo, South Korea, by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, formerly part of the Daewoo conglomerate. Standardized containers, modular units of uniform size, can be loaded onto trucks or trains, making mega-orders more efficient to fulfill.

Left: Shipping containers are unloaded from the deck of the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moeller.