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SHIP FROM CHINA

What a ship….no wonder ‘made in China’ is displacing North American goods big time with this floating continent transporting the goods in 4 days no less!!!

This is how Wal-Mart gets all its stuff fromChina . Get a load of this ship!

15,000 containers and a 207′ beam! And look at the crew-size for a ship longer than a USaircraft carrier which has a complement of 5,000 men and officers.

Think it’s big enough? Notice that 207′ beam means it was NOT designed for the Panama or Suez Canal. It is strictly trans-Pacific. Check out the cruise speed: 31 knots means the goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run. So this behemoth is hugely competitive carrying perishable goods.

This ship was built in three, or perhaps as many as five sections. The sections floated together and then were welded. The ship is named Emma Maersk. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 crane rigs that can operate simultaneously.

Additional info:

Country of origin – Denmark

Length – 1,302 ft

Width – 207 ft

Net cargo – 123,200 tons

Engine – 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP)

Cruise Speed – 31 knots

Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)

Crew – 13 people

First Trip – Sept. 08, 2006

Construction cost – US $145,000,000+

Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year

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