China's Smooth Sailing-Leaves no Survivors in our Sinking Economy.
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Normally a story like this deserves my "No Sh*t Sherlock Photo, whereby I state the "Obvious Clues to the Obviously Clueless" !The House of Commons and the Media are currently discussing the Massive Hemorrhaging of the Manufacturing and our Export Industry in Canada.
In my opinion, one "Obvious Clue" is we need to keep trade and manufacturing in North America, otherwise you, the consumer, and taxpayers will bear the brunt for all social, health and welfare programs to come out of your pocket, because your unwillingness to resist the Big Yellow Smiley Face of lowest prices are the law.
Like they say, you can pay me now or pay me later. With the current crisis in North America, it looks like the Piper wants his Due.. And wants it NOW!
Perhaps, I can enlighten readers and the "Obviously Clueless Politicians" on the Major reason why were are in this current crisis of losing our Birthright. We were once a proud Manufacturing Nation the world over! But Politics made a deal with the Devil and we may all be going to Hell in a Handbasket, a Handbasket with a MADE IN CHINA Label.
Source: Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Maersk">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Maersk CHINA’s FLAG SHIP - The Emma Maersk
The ship was built at the Odense Steel Shipyard in Denmark.
What a ship....no wonder 'Made in China' is displacing North American goods big time with this floating continent transporting goods across the Pacific in 4 days no less!!!
This is how Wal-Mart gets all its stuff from China. Get a load of this ship!
15,000 containers and a 207' beam! And look at the crew-size: 13 people for a ship longer than a US aircraft carrier, which has a crew of 5,000 men and officers.
Think it's big enough? Notice that 207' beam means it cannot fit through the Panama or Suez Canals. It is strictly transpacific.
Check out the cruise speed: 31 knots means the goods arrive 4 days before the typical container ship (18-20 knots) on a China-to-California run. So this behemoth is hugely competitive when carrying perishable goods.
This 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.
Country of origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP)
Cruise Speed - 31 knots
Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3)
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
A recent documentary in late March on the History Channel, noted that pretty much all of these containers are shipped back to China “EMPTY”. Yes, you read correct, North America sends nothing back to China on this ship.
What does this tell you about the current economic crisis in North America?