New samsung heavy 21,000 TEU ship

I saw this online and thought I’d share. How incredible how big ships are getting!

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yeah that’s the ship, I just pulled it up on my phone, I updated my post because the first link was bad. Here’s the good one that should work http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/samsung-wins-another-mega-container-ship-order

[QUOTE=Mate_Zac;160036]yeah that’s the ship, I just pulled it up on my phone, I updated my post because the first link was bad. Here’s the good one that should work http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/samsung-wins-another-mega-container-ship-order[/QUOTE]

Yeah that’s a big boy right there.

how many deadweight tons does a ship like that lift? Got to be at least 200k (10t per TEU) which would be equivalent to 200 Liberty ships on a single voyage with less than 1/3 the crew of just one. Then think in terms of a windjammer which would carry 3000t…one voyage carrying the equivalent of 700 ships.

the thing is that as massive as they are, I’d take the Liberty or the windjammer any day for being a seaman’s ship and not a floating box transporter

Yeah exactly. Seems to me that most ships are now mostly plug n play automated so a lot of the original seamanship is done by a computer. Sad really

21,000 X 20 feet=79.5 miles of boxes laid end to end.

From the article: [I]Drewry reports that the total capacity of ships 18,000 TEU and above, either active or on order, has now passed the one million TEU mark[/I]. One million TEU=3800 miles of boxes.

The bridge can’t even see over the container stacks on that.

The only solution that would help us, I think, is we need more coastwise trade.

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;160058]The bridge can’t even see over the container stacks on that.

The only solution that would help us, I think, is we need more coastwise trade.[/QUOTE]

Sure coastwise trade is a good idea and if it could be profitable it would be done. Presently the USA runs a big trade deficit, importing much more than they export and if TPP passes the deficit will grow. That monster ship should be able to help haul more stuff to Walmart which is the largest employer in 20 US states now. The other states largest employers are hospitals and universities with the exception of Washington which still has a major manufacturer in Boeing.Kinda says a lot about the USA economic base.

[QUOTE=LI_Domer;160058]The bridge can’t even see over the container stacks on that. [/QUOTE]

The bridge is at midship, one level above the container stacks.

Sure is high on the marks … must be a full load of empties heading back to China from Walmart.

It’s a shame that here in the port of wilmington NC we can’t handle any ships larger than about 4,500 TEUs. So these new ships don’t do us any good

Well what the actual shit is this all about? Those turdburglers in the container industry (Maersk especially!) have been complaining for YEARS about overtonnage in their sector! So why all these 20,000-TEU floating turds? Is it all some Freudian-phallic complex?

WHAT GIVES?

[QUOTE=Steamer;160063]Sure is high on the marks … must be a full load of empties heading back to China from Walmart.[/QUOTE]

That is a photoshopped promotional shot that the shipyard puts out for that vessel design, not the real world thing.

[QUOTE=PaddyWest2012;160117]Well what the actual shit is this all about? Those turdburglers in the container industry (Maersk especially!) have been complaining for YEARS about overtonnage in their sector! So why all these 20,000-TEU floating turds? Is it all some Freudian-phallic complex?

WHAT GIVES?[/QUOTE]

It is economy of scale that lowers the freight rate per box. It works if you can fill the ship with cargo. The cost to operate a 20,000 TEU vessel is not that much more than a smaller ship. It is certainly not double that of a 10,000 TEU ship or 4 times a 5,000 TEU ship.

But still they talk of overtonnage. So are they scrapping 4-5,000-TEU ships or 2-10,000-TEU ships for every one of these new suckers they pump out? I haven’t seen any evidence of that. All I’ve seen is a glut of new construction that these self same companies claim they don’t need!

No they’ll lease/sell them to someone else. Look at Med Shipping & how many old Maersk ships they have.

We still have the problem of too much supply and not enough demand, or so say the container companies.

Anything to do with the price of steel a little cheaper and the Chinese shipyards slowing down? Maybe a good time to build.

But I hear what you’re saying paddy.

[QUOTE=Chief Seadog;160150]That is a photoshopped promotional shot that the shipyard puts out for that vessel design, not the real world thing.[/QUOTE]

Well Duh … all those boxes didn’t come out of a Walmart warehouse either.

Don’t take everything you read on the internet literally.