Wal-Mart SHIP FROM
CHINA ...AMAZING INFORMATION
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 from China . 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 US aircraft 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 transpacific. 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
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.
Country of origin
Length - 1,302
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200
Engine - 14 in-line
cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP) Cruise Speed - 31 knots
- 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)
Crew - 13 people
First Trip - Sept. 08, 2006 Construction cost US $145,000,000+
applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and saves
317,000 gallons of diesel per year .
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