Wal-Mart SHIP FROM CHINA...AMAZING INFORMATION
What a ship....no wonder 'made in China' is
displacing North American goods big-time with this
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
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
typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a
China-to-California run. So this behemoth is hugely
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
- 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 ..