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Old 07-30-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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As a longshoremen, I've been following the construction, launch and first sailing of the Emma Maersk since the summer of '06. This is by far the largest cargo vessel in the world.

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Country of orgin: Denmark
Length: 1302' (397m)
Beam: 184' (56m)
Engine: Wartsila 14 in-line cylinder diesel at 110,000 Hp plus five Caterpillar 8M32 adding an additional 40,000 Hp.
Speed 27 knots (est.)
Cargo Capacity: Up to 15,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent unit) rounded off.
Crew: 13

Fun Fact: This PS-class vessel travels 66 kilometers using 1 kWh of energy per ton of cargo. A jumbo jet travels half a kilometer using the same amount of energy per ton of cargo.

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Damn! That thing is big.

What I've always wondered though: How do you pronounce it?

Mersk
Marsk
May-ersk

Can someone shed some light on this for me?
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Damn! That thing is big.

What I've always wondered though: How do you pronounce it?

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Marsk
May-ersk

Can someone shed some light on this for me?

my guess was MAH-EHR-SK... but ur guess is as good as mine, hehe.
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That's a huge ship for having a single screw propulsion system. As for energy usage, sure, it's more efficient using the ship to move large amounts of cargo, but a plane is faster and more fun. But I confess, I do love the big boats, especially Navy ships.
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This is by far the largest cargo vessel in the world.

Length: 1302' (397m)
Beam: 184' (56m)
Cargo Capacity: Up to 15,000 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent unit) rounded
Thanks, Steve! As a longshoreman, would you have any idea how long would it take to unload 15,000 TEUs at the port?

Also, does anyone know how does this largest cargo vessel compare to the largest aircraft carrier and largest cruise ship, in terms of length and beam?
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Thanks, Steve! As a longshoreman, would you have any idea how long would it take to unload 15,000 TEUs at the port?

Also, does anyone know how does this largest cargo vessel compare to the largest aircraft carrier and largest cruise ship, in terms of length and beam?
The Nimitz class carriers are 1092ft long, beam of 252ft at the flight deck. CVN-65, USS Enterprise is the longest at 1101ft, and CV-63, USS Kitty Hawk is the shortest at 1062ft. 1300ft is impressive, even more so is the fact that for it's size, this beast can do 27 knots!
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That's a huge ship for having a single screw propulsion system. As for energy usage, sure, it's more efficient using the ship to move large amounts of cargo, but a plane is faster and more fun. But I confess, I do love the big boats, especially Navy ships.
I just was on Freedom of the Seas of Royal Caribbean one of the large cruise ships and you would think on a ship like this one they would have used similar propulsion to the Freedom. The Freedom has three, ABB Azipod, podded electric propulsion units.

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so the keel of the ship can be seen if not loaded up? and sinks as it takes on cargo?
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Damn! That thing is big.
What I've always wondered though: How do you pronounce it?
Mersk
Marsk
May-ersk
Can someone shed some light on this for me?
The industry pronunciation is Mersk.
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Thanks, Steve! As a longshoreman, would you have any idea how long would it take to unload 15,000 TEUs at the port?
15,000 at one port?

Realistically speaking, it would take a few pages to explain the factors involved in describing a container terminal's performance for handling vessels.

To keep it simple, let's say a vessel has a total of 1,500 moves at the port of Bremerhaven. With three cranes loading and discharging at an average rate of 40 moves per crane per hour, it would take 12.5 hours. The total overall time will be longer due to meal hour(s), mechanical down time, special handling, changes to the stow plan, etc.
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1300ft is impressive, even more so is the fact that for it's size, this beast can do 27 knots!
Here are some more specs. for this 14 cylinder mountain motor.

•Engine weight : 2,300 tons (the crankshaft alone is 300 tons!)
•Engine height : 13.5 meters
•Engine length : 27 meters
•Cylinder bore : 96cm
•Stroke (length the piston travels up and down) : 2.5 meters
•Power produced per cylinder: 7,780 horsepower/ 5,720 kW
•RPM : 92-102
•Mean piston speed : 8.5 metres/second
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Have you any idea of the displacement? I am in awe of a vessel this size especially with a crew of only 13!
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so the keel of the ship can be seen if not loaded up? and sinks as it takes on cargo?
That's correct. Check out this video and notice the increased water draft as she plies through the Suez Canel fully loaded.


Emma Maersk - These bloopers are hilarious
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hah sweet vid. thats huge
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This one's for you, Fazeman! :-)

You won't believe this. Maersk Line won't stop at Emma Maersk Class. This is the Triple E class by Maersk. Capable of carrying 18000 Containers! To be built and ready for operation at year 2013-2015

Read more here: http://www.worldslargestship.com/ Lots of facts and videos about this new class!



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This one's for you, Fazeman! :-)

You won't believe this. Maersk Line won't stop at Emma Maersk Class. This is the Triple E class by Maersk. Capable of carrying 18000 Containers! To be built and ready for operation at year 2013-2015

Read more here: The worlds largest ship is the Maersk Line Triple-E class vessel Lots of facts and videos about this new class!
Wow Rex, thanks for posting this new Triple E class. I didn't realize Maersk was going beyond Emma. In the further reading you provided, I suspect the Triple E will capture more of the Asian/European trade because of its cargo carrying capacity and the expectation that it will be in full compliance with Sulphur Emission Control Areas (SECA) as compared to the Emma Class E vessels. As for the Asian/North American trade route, both classes are too large even after the Panama Canal completes its new lock expansion project.
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You have to wonder how these monster ships handle in a typhoon/hurricane...do they wallow, or are they designed for superior shipkeeping in storms? Hate to imagine one of these capsizing because it was so large. Of course, with modern weather tracking, that may not be a real problem.
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Great thread! I love container ships (Its wierd, I don't know why but I get kind of fascinated/excited every time I see a container TEU)

I recently saw the fairly new Santa Clara (Hamburg Sud), which sailed past us just off the coast headed for Durban last week. It was really moving, so I checked on Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions and saw she was doing 22kt!
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Great thread! I love container ships (Its wierd, I don't know why but I get kind of fascinated/excited every time I see a container TEU)

I recently saw the fairly new Santa Clara (Hamburg Sud), which sailed past us just off the coast headed for Durban last week. It was really moving, so I checked on Live Ships Map - AIS - Vessel Traffic and Positions and saw she was doing 22kt!
Glad you brought up the Santa Clara. Hamburg Sud's S Class vessels have the largest reefer capacity available (1600 reefer plugs). With reefer business deriving a huge chunk of revenue for the shipline, it's no secret as to the type of cargo they are carrying along this route. Check out the number of reefers on the top deck alone. I really like the site you provided because I am checking out their awesome photo gallery.
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These photos of the 'Hanjin London' were taken last weekend during the Portland Airliners show while we were cruising the Columbia river a couple miles from the host hotel. This ship isn't as big as Emma, but when you are right next to it, it looks freakin huge. One of the Longshoreman gave us a big 'Ahoy!' as we floated by him. We toasted him with some nice cold Molson.


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These photos of the 'Hanjin London' were taken last weekend during the Portland Airliners show while we were cruising the Columbia river a couple miles from the host hotel. This ship isn't as big as Emma, but when you are right next to it, it looks freakin huge. One of the Longshoreman gave us a big 'Ahoy!' as we floated by him. We toasted him with some nice cold Molson.
Would have enjoyed toasting with you all. Just couldn't afford to go this year.
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Glad you brought up the Santa Clara. Hamburg Sud's S Class vessels have the largest reefer capacity available (1600 reefer plugs). With reefer business deriving a huge chunk of revenue for the shipline, it's no secret as to the type of cargo they are carrying along this route. Check out the number of reefers on the top deck alone. I really like the site you provided because I am checking out their awesome photo gallery.
1600 refers, sounds like party time.
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While we are all in a shippy mood here are some photos from my harbor cruise last month.









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While we are all in a shippy mood here are some photos from my harbor cruise last month.
Beautiful shots of Long Beach row Tupo. Have to hand it to the captains, docking pilots and tug companies in those tight quarters.
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Here's my older Brother working for a Danish Company who produces pumps for Maersk Ships, arriving and taking a walk in the Chinese Dry-docks before replacing a pump onboard Marie Maersk. The Security around the ships are very strict. Even if they are on dry docks, these ships still have patrolling guards to prevent trespassers to hide inside on the big ships.


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Awesome photos! And here's what happens when the containers tipple over...
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I recently went onto a bit of a "ship model" tangent-I was really keen on getting myself a container ship model, as I really really am fascinated by these huge machines. Turns out these models (even the 1:1250 ones) are extremely difficult to find and very very expensive,like around $140.00 for a 1:1250 Hanjin Boston or similar. Does anyone here collect cargo ship models at all?
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You have to wonder how these monster ships handle in a typhoon/hurricane...do they wallow, or are they designed for superior shipkeeping in storms? Hate to imagine one of these capsizing because it was so large. Of course, with modern weather tracking, that may not be a real problem.
Monster ships are hard to capsize because of the large size of the bottom of their hull. If they do capsize, they're harder to right for the same reason. They are the 747s or A380s of the sea and handle storms much the same way; staying away.

A scary situation quickly developes when a ship is caught off guard by a rogue wave; something along the lines of a clear day wind shear for an aircraft. Regardless, I'd pack plenty of motion sickness pills.
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Here's my older Brother working for a Danish Company who produces pumps for Maersk Ships, arriving and taking a walk in the Chinese Dry-docks before replacing a pump onboard Marie Maersk. The Security around the ships are very strict. Even if they are on dry docks, these ships still have patrolling guards to prevent trespassers to hide inside on the big ships.
Great pics Rex. The COSCO Shipyard looks serene with the countryside in the background. Which person is your brother on the dry-dock? His field of work has to be interesting because of the places he travels to and the unique maintenance requirements that calls for his expertise.
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Awesome photos! And here's what happens when the containers tipple over...
I found a report on this accident as per the attachment. http://www.cargo-sup-sur.com/Ital%20Florida.swf

Looking at the photos below, it's possible that the lower container tiers were not lashed properly. Also, the lashing gear boxes were stored too high.

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I recently went onto a bit of a "ship model" tangent-I was really keen on getting myself a container ship model, as I really really am fascinated by these huge machines. Turns out these models (even the 1:1250 ones) are extremely difficult to find and very very expensive,like around $140.00 for a 1:1250 Hanjin Boston or similar. Does anyone here collect cargo ship models at all?
Herpa has the 1:1250 scale at the right price.
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