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!

That is some huge ship - and 31 knots my God. Wal Mart & China

will be the death The North American Manufacturing Companies. 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 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 were floated together and
then 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 - DenmarkLength - 1,302 ftWidth - 207 ftNet 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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