Fw: Walmart Container Ship crosses

This is just the beginning! COSCO, China’s biggest shipping Company, currently has two ships being built which
will carry 28,000 TEUs. The French Company CMA-CGM has three ships in the pipeline that will carry more
 than 23,000 TEUs. AND, none of them will fit into the majority of the world’s ports! Talk about a world of consumers!!

This news may help you understand what Trump meant when he said "  China is killing our economy.": 
Wal-mart Container  Ship crosses from China to U.S. in just  days.

Read  to  the end. 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!! Another two will soon be  commissioned.

These ships were commissioned by  Wal-Mart to get their imported goods 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 four 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 are 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 the WEST, to be in crisis?  So folks, just keep on  buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of  money.  Then you may wonder what REALLY is the cause of UNEMPLOYMENT     in the US, UK, Canada and even in  Australia...and not to say the least,,,,,your present job ...???? 

Enough  said !!!


Anonymous said...

WTF does a Danish ship have to do with Trump and the US economy?

Besides its regular shipping route is (according to Wiki) "between northern Europe and the far east via the English Channel, the Strait of Gibraltar and the Suez Canal, calling at Ningbo, Xiamen, Hong Kong (westbound), Yantian (westbound), Algeciras (westbound), Rotterdam, Bremerhaven, Algeciras (eastbound), Yantian (eastbound), Hong Kong (eastbound), and Ningbo."

gruaud said...

The editorial comment blames the jobs crisis on “empty containers shipped back to China.” This is absurd.

The current jobless situation was caused by the lack of regulation of the financial community by Bush the Lesser's administration, which laid the groundwork for the financial meltdown, and the decimation of the housing market.

You can also blame big business for its practice of outsourcing jobs overseas, which took flight under Reagan and accelerated under Clinton and Bush. Not empty Wal-Mart containers headed for China.

ferschitz said...

RWD is just noticing this happening NOW? This Feel the FEAR article references information from 2010. Those of us on the left have been talking about the outsourcing of jobs to China, Mexico and elsewhere for years and years now.

How is RWD gonna feel if Trump can, somehow, renegotiate trade deals and the cost of goods start to increase? RWD loves shopping at WalMart. If RWD thinks that WalMart prices will remain so low once if/when we start manufacturing here in the USA, RWD is gonna have a rude awakening. When that happens, of course, expect the propaganda mills to blame high prices on so-called "Democrats."

Nothing will ever change.

Paul said...

Couple of things. The Wiki says this particular ship sails between Europe and SE Asia. The United States is not on the itinerary. So that's just incorrect.

Second, how is China to blame for selling the US lots of stuff? China wouldn't ship products to the US if we weren't devouring them by the ton. The trade deficit with China has only one person to blame and that's the American consumer.

Anonymous said...

"A recent documentary in late March 2010...."

So, six-year old bullshit.

About the last time I read this one. It may be in RWD's archeives, perhaps with another subject.


CharlieE said...

Apparently, RWD has never heard of Wikipedia.

The ship was built in 2006. It's been around for a decade. Who was President during 2006? I forget.

The ship sails at 25 knots, not 31. It has a 184 foot beam, not 207. It often sails through the Suez canal.

And as others have pointed out, it sails between China and Europe.

Close, except for all of the parts that were wrong, which was pretty much all of the RWF.

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