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Discovery Networks Int’l to launch “World’s Biggest Ship”

The Windfall Films-produced ob-doc series (pictured), which follows the team working to build a 400 meter-long Triple-E container vessel, will begin rolling out in over 220 countries and territories this month.
October 4, 2013

Discovery Networks International will begin airing the Windfall Films-produced ob-doc series World’s Biggest Ship (pictured) in more than 220 countries and territories this month.

The six x 60-minutes series chronicles the design, construction and maiden voyage of a 400 meter-long Triple-E container vessel. The massive ship is longer than four football fields and transports a variety of cargo, from food to cars, between ports in Hong Kong and Rotterdam.

Cameras follow key members of the Triple-E’s development team, including the naval architect, the site team overseeing the build in South Korea, and the captain as he trains for the maiden voyage. Producers also use CGI animation to delve deeper into the construction process.

“The Triple-E is an exceptional ship, in terms of its size as well as its energy saving technology and design,” said Morten Engelstoft, chief operating officer of shipping company Maersk Line, a partner on the show. “We’re excited about these vessels and proud to have Discovery as a partner for showing how it is built and the people and passion behind it.”

“Capturing the sheer size and scale of the Triple-E has been a unique challenge for Windfall Films,” added Windfall executive producer Carlo Massarella. “It’s a great example of the character-driven observational documentaries for which Windfall is becoming increasingly well known.”

World’s Biggest Ship will premiere in the United Kingdom and then roll out across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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