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    Default The Emma Maersk

    This is a report on the Emma Maersk; a cargo ship sailing under a Danish flag.



    What a ship! This monster transports goods across the Pacific in just 5 days! The 5 day trip across the Pacific makes this behemoth competitive at carrying perishable goods.

    The typical container ship cruises at 18 - 20 knots. The Emma Maersk's cruise speed is 31 knots. This equates to the goods arriving 4 days before the typical container ship on a China to California run.
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    The ship was built in five sections. The sections are floated together and then welded.

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    The command bridge is higher than a 10-story building.

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    Additional info on the Emma Maersk:

    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) 11,000+ containers of which 1,000 can be reefers
    Crew - 13 people
    First Trip - Sept. 08, 2006
    Construction cost - US $145,000,000+

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    The silicone painting applied to the ship's bottom reduces water resistance at full speed. This equates to an annual savings of 317,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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    The full crew of the Emma Maersk is just 13 people on a ship longer than a US aircraft carrier (a U.S. flat-top has a crew of 5,000).

    This transport ship has a 207 foot wide deck beam that holds an incredible 11,000+ containers, of which 1,000 can be reefers! With it's 207' beam, it is too wide to fit through the Panama or Suez Canals. This makes the Emma Maersk strictly trans-Pacific.

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    The docking station in the USA has 11 cargo crane rigs that can operate simultaneously unloading the Emma Maersk in less than two hours.

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    The Emma Maersk is one of three ships of this class presently in service. Another two ships are commissioned to be completed in 2012. All 5 vessels are dedicated to one customer - Wal-Mart!

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    91% of Walmart products are made in China. During March of 2010, a recent documentary on the History Channel noted that all of these containers are shipped back to China - EMPTY! Yep, that's right. We send nothing back to China! What does that tell you about the current economic state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money!

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    Last edited by Wingfoot; January 16th, 2011 at 05:31 AM.

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    Default Re: The Emma Maersk

    Wing very interesting. What a ship. Show two things. 1 is how much we get from China and what how unfair the trade is with them. 2 is Wal-mart uses slave labor and we support it.

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    Default Re: The Emma Maersk

    If I remember correctly, didn't the old man who started walmart proclaimed that he was only selling Made In The USA products ???

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    I am sure Sam is rolling in his grave.

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