Are you fascinated by the behemoth engineering wonders of the world? Look no further than the largest heavy load transport on earth- the biggest containership of all times.
Newly launched by OOCL, these vessels are the largest ever ordered to date, with a capacity of 21,100 TEU. These ships are 400 meters in length and about as wide as a football field (58.8 meters), and they are equipped with a number of high-class energy-saving systems.
This documentary gives an inside look into the maiden voyage of the OOCL HONG KONG. Everything happens for the first time: the captain, the pilots, and the harbor crew have never before maneuvered a giant ship like this. Berthing, loading, and steering are risky maneuvers that have never been tested before.
Once berthed, the cargo loading procedure pushes everyone involved to the limit. Crew, crane operators, and the lashing team have to work together seamlessly. A loading procedure like this, with additional containers on top of the so-far-known stacking limit, has only been theoretically discussed, but never tested in real life. Balancing the ship, moving, and securing the stunning mass of containers is a task that does not condone even the slightest mistake.
The route from Shanghai to Rotterdam, with a stop in Singapore, brings constant challenges: pirate areas, onboard emergency drills, and navigation through the narrow waters of the Suez Canal. All of this happens under incredibly high pressure of time – can the world’s largest container ship stay on schedule on its maiden voyage?
This documentary offers a captivating look into the journey of this incredible engineering marvel. Don’t miss it!