The giants of the seas, as new-age containerships are often referred to, definitely inspire feelings of awe.
The fleet of French container shipping company CMA CGM falls just within this sea giants category.
It takes just a look at the bow, like this one, from CMA CGM Amerigo Vespucci to get an idea of the magnitude of these structures sailing our seas.
The 2010-built Amerigo Vespucci is sailing on Asia-Europe route.
The ship was last reported to be sailing in the Persian Gulf area.
World Maritime News Staff, August 5, 2014; Image: CMA CGM (Copyright Patrick Landmann)