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Old 05-26-2011, 05:19 PM
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You must read the ending........................

See the editorial under the last picture. That says it all!

Be sure to read to end


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 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 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.




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.

Editorial Comment!


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????
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Single screw ?
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:21 PM
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What's up with the 10 story helm? Everyone get a floor to themselves?? What could they have in all that space?
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Originally Posted by KismetLRC View Post
What's up with the 10 story helm? Everyone get a floor to themselves?? What could they have in all that space?
Stairs?
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That must hold all the crews quarters and misc operating rooms..... She is a big girl for sure.....
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What's up with the 10 story helm?
So they can see over the stack of containers on the deck.

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the exchange rate currently has raw material exports booming. All the containers ships leaving Charleston are fully loaded
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I just want to know where I can get some of that silicone bottom paint!?!?
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i know nothing about these big things so bare with me...whats the huge knob shaped thing on the front at the water line for?
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Originally Posted by thebigcomfy View Post
i know nothing about these big things so bare with me...whats the huge knob shaped thing on the front at the water line for?
It breaks the surface tension I believe so the ship gets better fuel economy.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbous_bow

Heres the info, I was close.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bulbous_bow

Heres the info, I was close.
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One way FROM China? worlds largest garbage scow!

The hull coating is a product developed in part by a professor at my old alma mater. It requires the ship to be in constant motion. Called "foul release" technology.
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I do all that I can to not buy products from China so WalMart and I are always at a distance. Makes finding alternatives difficult at times but I try to spend the dollars on American manufacturers!
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Spending dollars on American manufactures does not mean the item does not contain foreign made material.
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They had aspecial on building that Boat andPowerplant.Impressive
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I want one!
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Looks tippy.
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Can I tow that with my F-150? Do I need 4wd?

That's an amazing ship. Just hate the thought of it going back empty.
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Can I tow that with my F-150? Do I need 4wd?

That's an amazing ship. Just hate the thought of it going back empty.
Yes you could, about the 4wd.... maybe. The real question is could you tow it up a flaming spiral ramp with a Toyota Tundra?

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