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The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish
shipping line.

&...



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
cartons 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 it's 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 Walmart 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 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.


building 11nbspcargo crane rigs operate simultaneously unloading ship nbsp nbsp




Additional info:



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? Just keep 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 might be????



'Nuff said ??





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  • ryan smith 2011/05/03 18:12:29
    ryan smith
    +1
    I know I am way behind on the posting of this but the Emma Maersk does not operate to the United States, it runs from China through the Suez canal and services Europe mostly. Secondly NO ship makes it from China or Hong Kong to the US in 5 days, typical transit time is about 14 days not including the extra time needed at origin for cut off and export documentation. Further Wal-Mart would never commission the building of a ship it's not in the best interest of the steam ship line, and also I do not ship for Wal-Mart but I can guarantee they do not only use one shipping line. But for the most part just wanted to let everyone know this vessel has never seen US soil so check your facts.

    P.S. USA exports have been huge of the last 2-3 years and vessels are not going out empty but very much full and to Singapore for instance last year you had to make bookings 2-3 months in advance to get space.
  • lalouis... ryan smith 2011/06/08 18:15:30
    lalouisiane
    Thank you for this information.
  • Rahul 2011/04/15 13:21:05
    Rahul
    +1
    2 important things to also consider as the topic has diverted from ship technology to nations capability.

    Mr. Merl,
    If u r specifically referring to USA with your list of the sectors in which the country scores, then you need a big time update. Because in the mentioned list atleast in 70% of the stated sectors USA is not no 1 in ranking, further it does have a bigger market global share but thats with alliance & JV's in many continents, so its just tip earning model. Lastly USA is worlds largest economy even today and thats largely because Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, Latin Americans, French, Australians & Danish work for your government or companies. If we remove them then you guys are nothing more than a holloween candy stick thrown in the dustbin.

    Mr. Howard Nelson,
    Just few more facts, Maersk Line was reporting losses in USD Billions in last 3 years. The major reason why its showing profits in 2010 ending is due to following:
    1) Selling off Norkfolkline completely to DFDS
    2) Selling off Retail Bugetti & Notto stores
    3) Closing and selling off Odense shipyard
    4) Closing on Rosti plastic in many locations
    5) Selling off shares in Norden Bank of Denmark
    6) Re-issue with fresh issue of IPO for Maersk Oil & Maersk Shipping in Copenhagen Stock Market
    7) Selling off a unit...
    &



    2 important things to also consider as the topic has diverted from ship technology to nations capability.

    Mr. Merl,
    If u r specifically referring to USA with your list of the sectors in which the country scores, then you need a big time update. Because in the mentioned list atleast in 70% of the stated sectors USA is not no 1 in ranking, further it does have a bigger market global share but thats with alliance & JV's in many continents, so its just tip earning model. Lastly USA is worlds largest economy even today and thats largely because Indians, Chinese, Japanese, Russians, Latin Americans, French, Australians & Danish work for your government or companies. If we remove them then you guys are nothing more than a holloween candy stick thrown in the dustbin.

    Mr. Howard Nelson,
    Just few more facts, Maersk Line was reporting losses in USD Billions in last 3 years. The major reason why its showing profits in 2010 ending is due to following:
    1) Selling off Norkfolkline completely to DFDS
    2) Selling off Retail Bugetti & Notto stores
    3) Closing and selling off Odense shipyard
    4) Closing on Rosti plastic in many locations
    5) Selling off shares in Norden Bank of Denmark
    6) Re-issue with fresh issue of IPO for Maersk Oil & Maersk Shipping in Copenhagen Stock Market
    7) Selling off a unit in Chinese manufacturing containers, although another one is still going on.
    Many of the big vessels like Emma & Triple E series Eugene Maersk etc are strategically placed to carry cargo for Walmart, Tesco, Target Stores, Wilson Leather, William Sonoma, Fonterra etc, so although they are not leased to these stores on paper, they are meant to serve these clients specifically.

    Its like the Danish economy is largely dependent on Maersk, and they are living like a parasite on the US trade by entering into contracts with government and biggies like Walmart. As US is a drowning baby, so will the danes drown pretty soon.

    Its business
    (more)
  • JustCallMeBub 2011/02/27 17:24:22
  • lalouis... JustCal... 2011/02/27 17:28:46
    lalouisiane
    +1
    LOL, thanks!!
  • JustCal... lalouis... 2011/02/27 17:50:12
    JustCallMeBub
    +1
    I was on a Google search and ran across this post so I decided to make a commental contribution to it
  • lalouis... JustCal... 2011/02/28 15:37:22
    lalouisiane
    +1
    Thank you I'm glad you did!!!
  • HowardNelsonLute 2010/10/02 00:41:57 (edited)
    HowardNelsonLute
    +1
    Wow! What a vessel! Danish built and Danish registered as well...
    BUT...outside of the superlatives about the ship itself...the rest of the "facts" are complete BULL.
    I cite:


    Captain Alison's Cartoon Showboat
    Spike,

    I totally understand the position the local citizens have to endure with a newspaper staff too lazy to fact check their sources. Dale Alison’s editorial on Monday was filled with multiple points of false information about Wal-Mart and the Maersk ship company.

    Alison states he used Google “to fact check” his forwarded outdated email story. I guess that email that got Alison's attention must have been written during the build process of these ships before they actually went into service. Because fact is not his fiction.

    This type of false reporting is indicative of the plague facing old school journalists trying to compete and succeed in the world of forwarded emails filled with B**S*** people like Captain “Barnacle” Dale Alison and his liberal mob suck up like cocaine and then spew forth an opinion that amounts to nothing more than polluted bilge water.

    1. Contrary to Captain Dale, Wal-Mart NEVER commissioned any ship, let alone the Emma Maersk class vessels that Maersk operates.

    2. Wal-Mart does not contract ship space. The manufacturer of the goods p...


























    Wow! What a vessel! Danish built and Danish registered as well...
    BUT...outside of the superlatives about the ship itself...the rest of the "facts" are complete BULL.
    I cite:


    Captain Alison's Cartoon Showboat
    Spike,

    I totally understand the position the local citizens have to endure with a newspaper staff too lazy to fact check their sources. Dale Alison’s editorial on Monday was filled with multiple points of false information about Wal-Mart and the Maersk ship company.

    Alison states he used Google “to fact check” his forwarded outdated email story. I guess that email that got Alison's attention must have been written during the build process of these ships before they actually went into service. Because fact is not his fiction.

    This type of false reporting is indicative of the plague facing old school journalists trying to compete and succeed in the world of forwarded emails filled with B**S*** people like Captain “Barnacle” Dale Alison and his liberal mob suck up like cocaine and then spew forth an opinion that amounts to nothing more than polluted bilge water.

    1. Contrary to Captain Dale, Wal-Mart NEVER commissioned any ship, let alone the Emma Maersk class vessels that Maersk operates.

    2. Wal-Mart does not contract ship space. The manufacturer of the goods purchases transit space.

    3. There are 8 Emma Maersk class ships, not 3 as suggested by Captain Dale. Even Wikipedia got that right.

    4. The Emma Maersk class ships do not operate between China and the U.S. They operate exclusively between China and Europe through the Suez Canal. They never sail to America.

    5. The Emma Maersk ships could never transit a trip from China to the U.S. in 4 days. It’s approximately 5,730 nautical miles between China and the western U.S. ports. It consistently takes 12 days to sail from China to the U.S. Did Captain Dale check his charts and then use a calculator to do his math? Or was this the same “Reader Math” used to calculate the number of newspapers readers for the advertising department.

    6. Maersk operates most of their ships at reduced sailing speed. Their top speed is about 30 knots, not 50 knots as Captain Dale implies. They slow sail today at about 20 knots to conserve fuel.

    7. Maersk NEVER operate their ships empty as Captain Dale suggests. NEVER! Westbound ships may carry some empty containers but they never sail empty.

    8. It typically takes the average ship 24 hours to unload and 24 hours to reload. Not 2 hours as Captain Dale suggests. This is primarily due to the longshoremen work rules. Up until approximately 2+ years ago, the west coast docks worked one 10-hour shift per day.

    Given this flagrant disregard Captain Dale has for checking any facts contained in a forwarded email (that looked so tempting) pertaining to ships that ply the world's ship lanes, how can we begin to believe Old Barnacle about anything else he or Steve Delaney try to shove down our throats? Maybe Captain Dale should check his assertion that 93% of what Wal-Mart sells is from China before he makes his Labor Day sermon.

    Ol’ Barnacle better stick to his desk and leave the forwarded emails to the professionals and sailing to the sailors that know their stem from their booby hatch. And leave the big picture analysis to people that understand what it entails.

    Captain Ron

    Would this be the reason Ol' Barnacle never put his column online for the whole world to sea?

    Spike

    http://www.burlingtonderailed...

    Too good to be true. I spied the problems with the story in the 4 day crossing time and the 2 HR unload time...no way jose. Then I started in 'til I located this little truth-teller. More like it. Great ship.
    Bro Lute
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  • Merl 2010/07/28 05:53:49
    Merl
    Look at manufacturing output we still lead the world. Facts are stubborn things and you are missing them.
  • lalouis... Merl 2010/07/28 13:12:11
    lalouisiane
    +1
    That's great news. Where?
  • Merl lalouis... 2010/07/28 14:08:26
  • lalouis... Merl 2010/07/28 14:14:33
    lalouisiane
    Thank you.
  • holly g... Merl 2010/07/28 14:55:55
    holly go lightly
    +1
    well I know we do make deli sammiches. What else?
  • lalouis... holly g... 2010/07/28 14:58:43
    lalouisiane
    LOL, my thoughts exactly!!!
  • Merl lalouis... 2010/07/28 15:12:29
    Merl
    * Aerospace
    * Agribusiness
    * Alumina and Aluminum
    * Automotive Manufacturing
    * Cement Manufacturing
    * Chemical Manufacturing
    * Colleges and Universities
    * Computers and Electronics
    * Construction
    * Dry Cleaning
    * Forest Products
    * Furniture
    * Healthcare
    * Hospitals
    * Iron and Steel
    * Lime
    * Metal Casting
    * Metal Finishing
    * Mining
    * Oil and Gas
    * Paint and Coatings
    * Pharmaceuticals
    * Plastic and Rubber
    * Ports
    * Power Generators
    * Printing
    * Semiconductors
    * Service Industry
    * Shipbuilding and Ship Repair
    * Textiles
    * Transportation
    * Utilities
    Just a short list of sectors that no one in the world beats our output. Why is it that people do not know how robust and varied our capabilities are? It is embarrassing that you would mock the powerhouse that we are, how sad for you.
  • lalouis... Merl 2010/07/28 15:29:09
    lalouisiane
    +1
    It was a simple question. Just feeling a little snarky today?
  • Merl lalouis... 2010/07/28 15:32:20
    Merl
    +1
    Not snarky, just saddened by the lack of knowledge, that people can be so easily lead to believe we do not lead the world in every aspect.
  • lalouis... Merl 2010/07/28 15:40:06
    lalouisiane
    We are bombarded with it!!! I dont' even watch the news and even I'm depressed by how bad we are doing!!!

    That's why I appreciate hearing this from you.

    Tell me, just how do you keep up with everything?

    I need to know.

    I'm feeling pretty depressed lately with all the bad stuff going on. Bad stuff is all I hear.

    Maybe that's because I do listen to local news and it's been pretty bad for us lately.
  • Merl lalouis... 2010/07/28 15:44:17
    Merl
    +1
    I sleep very little and read often.
  • lalouis... Merl 2010/07/28 15:49:47 (edited)
    lalouisiane
    Good, may I ask what you read? Nix this since I just read your answer on another place.

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