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…