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EMMA MAERSK

Company PR shot of 15,000 TEU Emma Maersk

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She's so humongous!

She's only "beautiful" thanks to her size, but I'll wait 'till she get fully loaded. I still believe VLCC and ULCC are prettiest.
 

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Are there any seamen out there that would like to work on that ship?

Cheers Frank
 

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I'm no seaman yet, but I would like to work to Maersk. Don't really know why.

I heard that she as a 13 men crew. Crews are getting smaller but ships bigger and work on those environmets amy become really unconfortable...

I would like to hear nowadays seamans onpinions... ;)

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Pedro
 

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Frank ,
I wouldn't like to WORK on that ship but I sure would like to be in the Engine room when she is running at full ahead producing 110,000 bhp or on the bridge when she is doing 27 knots in a sea.... wouldn't anybody ?


Pedro , " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder "
( a beleza é vista do olho do observador) !!


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Rick
 

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She looks absolutely awful unloaded. Then again I don't really like container ships at all - too utilitarian!
 

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Utilitarian yes, but ships like those keep our modern economy moving in the fast track.
Let us wait to see if these Ultra Large Container Carriers will have the same fate of the Ultra Large Crude Carriers.

Paulo Mestre
 

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Pedro , " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder "
( a beleza é vista do olho do observador) !!
Hi! It's true, but I agree with Peter G and I'm waiting to see her fully loaded. And by the way, I didn't knew you speak portuguese.

Paulo, I understand your point of view, but I don't believe that will happen, because VLCC and ULCC only carry crude oil, while these ships carry anything that you can pack.
 

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Rick, as an Ex seaman I agree with you, I wouldn't mind seeing the engines run and feeling power and the speed. As you said "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder".

In 10 years at sea I have never worked on a container ship and never fancied doing so. I have been on quite a few container ships, my brother worked for OCL/P & O for 16 years on the Bay Ships, I visited him several times when he used to call at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia when I was working there.

Cheers Frank
 

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Pedro, the VLCCs evolutioned to ULCCs because some gready shipowners who saw a opportunity to make big profits on a world that relied on cheap and plenty oil.
When OPEP closed the tap in 1973, it all went bust.

With the containers ships it will be the same thing all over again... let's wait to see when the next global economy crisis will happen.

Besides:
how many deep-water harbours in the world can receive deep-draught ships like these?
How many harbours have a turning basin big enough for such a baby?
How do you handle 12 thousand TEUs?
If you have two or more ULCCs calling in less than a week, unloading 1000+ containers in a day, how long will it take for the port logistics to go into meltdown?

The troubles with port logistics and technicalities was something that prevented a more wide use of the original ULCCs.

Best regards from Lisbon,
Paulo Mestre
 

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She is supposedly only the first ship in the E-series. With a fleet of these monsters roaming the seas, Maersk will become the Tesco of the shipping world; running others out of business!
 

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