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    Attention Wall Mart Shoppers...

    Container Ship crosses from China to U.S. in just 5 days.


    The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line, is shown in the photos below.




    What a ship.....no wonder 'Made in China ' is displacing North American made goods big time. This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days!! Another two will soon be commissioned.








    These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get their imported goods from China .

    They hold an incredible 15,000 containers and have a 207 foot deck beam!

    The full crew is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US Aircraft Carrier, which has a crew of 5,000.With its 207' beam it is too big to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals .







    It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

    The goods arrive four days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots)on a China -to California run.



    91% of Wal-Mart products are made in China .

    So this behemoth is hugely competitive even when carrying perishable goods.

    The ship was built in five sections. The sections are floated together and then welded. The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building and has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the entire ship in less than two hours.







    Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet)
    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.




























    Editorial Comment!

    A recent documentary in late March on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY! Yep, that's right.

    -- We send nothing back on these ships.

    What does that tell you about the current financial state of the west in crisis?

    So folks, just keep on buying those imported goods (mostly junk) until you run out of money.

    Then you may wonder what the cause of unemployment. (Maybe even your job) in the US , UK , Canada England & even in Australia ?

    Sic'em Donald!!!



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    Amazing!! The Mart sells many things from American manufacturers, much of which is made in China. When I shop on Ebay (the 11.5% sales tax is a killer) I have found many "Made in "Merca" items won't ship OCONUS (Outside Continental U.S.) The Chinese knock off............no problemo, many with shipping included.
    My job as a consumer, is to get the best product for the least amount of money.
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    I worked with a company that manufactured world wide. In regards to shipping, the cost to ship our goods from China to a US west coast port was less than the cost to ship our goods from the US port to the Midwest. It is to the point where shipping air (big, lightweight, bulky but hollow things) is economically justifiable. I always thought that there was no way this could continue due to energy costs, but it has.

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    Nice and efficient cargo ship though
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    "Wall Mart"? Give me a break.

    "So folks, just keep on buying those imported goods (mostly junk) until you run out of money."
    Like iPhones? Like thumb drives? Like SD cards?

    Fantastic ship. Can you imagine working on that monster?


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    Looks top heavy.

    That mast at the top is used for balance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by darroll View Post
    Looks top heavy.

    That mast at the top is used for balance?
    The ship must be able to take on massive amounts of ballast and they have to know the weight of each container and load the heaviest ones in the bottom holds.

    But that's guessing on my part, don't really know anything about it.

    And surely they can con the ship from either end of that wide bridge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan40 View Post
    The ship must be able to take on massive amounts of ballast and they have to know the weight of each container and load the heaviest ones in the bottom holds.

    But that's guessing on my part, don't really know anything about it.

    And surely they can con the ship from either end of that wide bridge.
    Correct. That wide bridge is for visibility in-port, and/or to survey the load at-sea.

    It's not top-heavy; most of what's in those containers is AIR. Space around each item on each pallet within. Space inside each product. I've never worked as a longshoreman, but I know from Navy evolutions that weight is carefully considered. They know the gross weight of each container, they take on dozens of similar ones...the heaviest ones are belowdecks; then those of moderate weight at the base. On the top they are going to have the lighter loads - plastic goods, bulk styrofoam, that sort of product.

    The only danger in this is exposure to crosswinds - or if the locking pins are worn/defective and the whole set of stacks starts tipping and falling off. And that does happen; not usually but it's not uncommon.

    Telling is how those containers bob around in the water for some time before they go under. Of course the merchandise is damaged with brine, and it's cheaper and easier to just write it off, make sure the loaded containers go to the bottom, and put it on an insurance claim.

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