M a e r s k
You must read the ending… See the editorial under the last picture. That says it all!
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!! This is one of three ships presently in service,with another two ships commissioned to be completed in 2012.
These ships were commissioned by Wal-Mart to get all their goods and stuff 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 4 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
Country of origin – Denmark
Length – 1,302 ft Width – 207 ft Net cargo – 123,200 tons
Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed – 31 knots
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.
A recent documentary in late March, 2010 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 this country?
So folks, just keep on buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money. Then you may wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S.. and Canada and even in Australia might be????