World's Biggest Cargo Ship
In South Korea, an international team of ship builders have just 12 months to build the first of a new generation of super-sized container ships – the MSC Gülsün.
It will be able to carry an astonishing 23,000 standard 20-foot by 8-foot shipping containers – more than any other vessel on the planet. At 400-meters long and 61-meters wide, constructing this ship will be a huge challenge. Engineers build the hull in huge sections and weld them together with robotic welding machines; install a 100,000 horsepower engine as big as a three story house; and melt 160 tonnes of bronze to form a giant 10-metre wide propeller. The end result is a true giant of the seas.