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Subject: How Wal-Mart gets all its stuff from China (9 Photos)


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 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 three, perhaps as many as five sections. The sections 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 - 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 $145,000,000+










































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