Walmart Container Ship

Very big outfit in container ship transportation I used to haul the loads from Boston to points all over the Northeast. Hundreds of trailers a day left the port.

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What a ship‚Ķ.no wonder ‚ÄėMade in China ‚Äė 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.

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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 ………..

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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…

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4 thoughts on “Walmart Container Ship

  1. Holy cow, that is some huge ship. Anyhow, I couldn’t find a way of thanking you for liking my post on naturestimeline so I’ve popped in here.

    Many Thanks once again.

    Tony

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