Joe has a Big, Big Story but China visits with a Mighty Big Freight Ship

Little Joe’s last name is Klein, the latter in German meaning little Joe.

Now little Joe rants on about  bad China, real bad China with many problems for China if they don’t improve their ways.  See little Joe in:

Meantime China doesn’t talk much but they are building these huge trans-Pacific ocean Freighters.  Here is a picture of one of several soon to ply the Northern Pacific, but first also read:


An American compiled the statistics going with the Behemoths:

 Big China Ship

 The Emma Maersk, part of a Danish shipping line, is shown in the photos, one being imported into this Post

 What a ship….no wonder ‘Made in China’ is displacing North American made goods big time.  This monster transports goods across the Pacific in about 5 days!!!

 This is how Wal-Mart gets it’s stuff from China. 15,000 containers and a 207′ deck beam!

 The crew-size: 13 people on a ship longer than a US aircraft carrier (which has a crew of 5,000).

 Notice that 207′ beam means it cannot fit through the Panama or Suez Canals.  It is strictly transpacific. Cruise speed: 31 knots.

 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.

 The 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.

 Additional info: Country of origin – Denmark.

Length – 1,302 ft.  Width – 207 ft.  Net cargo – 123,200 tons  Engine – 14 cylinders in-line diesel engine (110,000 BHP)

Cruise Speed – 31 knots; Cargo capacity – 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 cubic feet); 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.

 Editorial Comment!

 A recent documentary in late March on the History Channel noted that nearly all of these containers are shipped back to China , EMPTY. Yep, that’s right.  We send nothing back on most of these ships. What does that tell you about

the current financial state of this country? Just keep buying those imported goods (mostly gadgets) until you run out of money.

 Then you may wonder what the cause of unemployment (maybe even your job) in the U.S. and Canada might be????

 ‘Nuff said.  This message, if any, surely deserves forwarding, doesn’t  IT?


11 Responses to “Joe has a Big, Big Story but China visits with a Mighty Big Freight Ship”

  1. christophertrier Says:

    Let’s see what will happen over the next few weeks, months, and years. I, for one, am a person who questions the actual inevitability of the rise of China — not that they won’t have a say. China is far too big and the people are far too hard working/ambitious for China to be irrelevant. The fundamental problem is, in my opinion, that China simply has too many contradictions. There will always be some contradictions. This, my friends, is the nature of humanity. There comes a point, however, when there are too many. There still has to be some rational order to things. Sure, not everything can be held to the same standard but if no standard is to be held then we might as well debate the number of angels defecating on the heads of pins.

    • Ike Jakson Says:


      I can see all your points and questions and believe you me, I concur.

      My Post in this instance was more of a satirical look at Joe Klein. But on a serious note on that it does strike me that Klein seems of the opinion that he can dictate to China.

      Political Journalists should be banned; sure yes, I hope they kick Joe Klein in the bum.

      • christophertrier Says:

        There is, in my opinion, no point is satirising Joe Klein’s work. His work is a parody of itself to begin with. Whether or not he intends his points to be taken strictly seriously (and, sadly, that is exactly what he seems to do), they are absurd enough to be worthy of being scoffed. He does raise some points, however. Whenever people begin having more money they begin having more power.
        In France the rise of the bourgeoisie played a greater role in the fall of the ancien regime than any other factor. In Japan the moneyed middle played the greatest role in throwing out the Tokugawa Shogunate. A government has the choice of either dealing with and accepting its changed role OR finding itself relieved of its duties.

  2. Ike Jakson Says:

    Hi Christopher

    You summarized the satire of Joe Klein better than I did

    Regarding the serious and second part of your comment about governments I agree. I wanted to point out the irrelevance of Joe taking a shot at China about China’s problems when the entire America is agog with the failure of the Obama Presidency to deal with the American People.

    The massive ship is an equally massive example of the point that I am trying to make. The Americans are buying the junk that the ship delivers and some of that money does eventually reach one or two poor guys in China to improve their lot in life if their Government will do the right thing.

    That ship is therefore, a strong positive to have AND America should have them. Alas, they have no need for them because America doesn’t produce to fill them in American Harbors; but Joe Klein misses the point.

  3. World Wide News Flash Says:

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  4. christophertrier Says:

    Ike: I live across the Bay from the Port of Oakland, if one comes I can try to take a picture.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Hi Christopher

      Go ahead with the picture but I had a number of them in an email that I can’t locate right now.

      Those things are enormous though. I shall try and see what I can do.

      It’s always nice to see you. Thanks.

  5. nolanimrod Says:

    Eine kleine Joe-musik? You have exposed the man’s galactic idiocy for all time. China, where the party hands out all the goodies, tells you where you may live, where you may work, which job you will do, a Libertarian Paradise?

    Pretty impressive about the crew of 13 for the super-freighter. My father was on Liberty ships in WWII which would comfortably fit in their cargo hold and it had a lot more than that.

    Amazing what they can do with water craft these days. Back in NOLA I used to see the barge trains headed up the Mississippi, maybe 50 or more barges, all pushed by a boat at the rear, steered by a rudder thing on the lead boat controlled by a computer in the boat in the rear.

    • Ike Jakson Says:

      Thanks Nimrod

      Joe Klein is a little arrogant big ass fool.

      And you are so right about China. When I fist said in Blogging more than two years ago to watch China most thought I was an idiot, but that has now changed.

      They have their priorities right.

      And yeah, I have seen those Mississippi barges too. Magnificent! I collected all Mark Twain’s books [really all of them] and I have all his works including handwritten letters on a CD Rom.

      Question for you as a Man from NO. How and for what reason [connection?] did Samuel Langhorne Clemens decide to call himself Mark Twain?

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