Facts about Container Ship: Container Ships have an approximate lifespan of 26 years. A large container ship engine has about 1.000 times more power than a family car. Container ships are technologically advanced; The computer software that enables precise planning for the loading and unloading of containers & keeps the vessel balanced by increasing & decreasing ballast at the touch of a button. A recent Lloyd's Register study that the fuel efficiency has improved 35% between 1985 & 2008
An Egyptian man watches the largest and the newest container ship in the world, the British-flagged CMA CGM Marco Polo, sail through the Suez Canal as it passes the port of Ismailia. The South Korean built ship can carry some 16,000 containers or 167,000 tons
The world's largest capacity container ship has set off on its maiden voyage. Measuring 400 m (1,312 ft) in length and 58.6 m (192 ft) wide, the CSCL Globe can carry 19,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) shipping containers.
April 26, 1956: The Container Ship’s Maiden Voyage
April 26 1956 : The Container Ship's Maiden Voyage Image: Maersk/SeaLand. 1956: The converted tanker Ideal X leaves Newark, New Jersey, carrying 58 cargo-laden truck-trailers on its specially fitted deck. Containerization is born. Globalization has set sail. The first container ship was the brainchild of North Carolina businessman Malcolm McLean, who bought a second-hand
The top 10 container shipping companies, in order. Amazing. I live in Portland Oregon and I've never seen half of them. I've seen Maersk, Cosco, Hapeg-Lloyd, Evergreen and Hanjin but I've never seen M/SC, CMA-CGM, APL, China Shipping or Mitsui O.S.K. Lines.