02-05-2008, 07:50 PM
Board of Directors (Jay)
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Isle of Palms, SC
Thanks for shopping at Wal-Mart
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
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 goods.
This ship was built in perhaps as many as five sections. The
sections 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 - 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
Silicone painting applied to the ship bottom reduces water resistance and
saves 317,000 gallons of diesel per year.