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July 11, 2006 It’s normal for things in the digital realm to get much larger very quickly, but it seems the same thing is happening with container ships, which seem to be more efficient the bigger they get. Samsung Heavy Industries recently launched the World’s largest container ship, breaking its own world record of 9200 teu (a teu is a 20 ft container) which it set less than 12 months ago. The Xin Los Angeles is the new heavyweight champ and carries 9600 teu – equivalent to 1.3 million 29 inch color TVs, or 50 million mobile phones. Whatsmore, the record will almost certainly be broken again in the near future as SHI has developed a 12,000 teu container ship design in co-operation with Lloyd’s Register and is working on a container ship capable of carrying 14,000 teu. To put matters in perspective, SHI built what was then the world’s largest container ship in 1999 – it carried 6,200 teu. This ship is more than three times larger than the Titanic and has a crew of (you’ll never guess) …
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How many crew does it take to comfortably man the world’s largest container ship? Thanks to incredibly sophisticated automation, the answer is a staggering 19 men.

The world’s largest container ship, Xin Los Angeles, has been delivered by Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd (SHI) to Lloyd’s Register class. The ship is owned by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and is operated by China International Shipmanagement Company Ltd, a joint venture between CSCL and V.Ships.

The ship is 9,600 teu and is the first in a series of eight being built by SHI. The ship will trade from China to Europe initially and will eventually also trade to the US.

Xin Los Angeles can carry a maximum of 18 rows of containers by eight tiers on the weather deck and 16 rows by 10 tiers in the holds.
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The principal dimensions of the ship are: • 336.7 metres length overall • 45.6 metres beam • 15.0 metres draught.

The ship is propelled by an MAN B&W 12K98MC-C Mk6, with a power of 68,520 kW. During sea trials the ship achieved a ballast service speed of 25.4 knots.

Xin Los Angeles is unique not only in terms of size, but also in its design aspects. The ship has been assigned Lloyd’s Register’s Environmental Protection Notation, which recognises vessels which exceed current statutory environmental requirements. The ship has a certified ballast water management system and has detailed procedures and systems in place for dealing with refrigerants, garbage and sewage and will also run on low-sulphur fuel. The ship is also enrolled in Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS), a naval architectural consultancy service which provides technical support in the event of an incident such as a grounding or collision. As part of SERS, the operator will undergo a set number of ship emergency response exercises during the course of a given calendar year.
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Xin Los Angeles has also been assigned Lloyd’s Register’s Crew Accommodation Comfort Notation. This means that the vessel has been designed to mitigate noise and vibration levels. A high specification of noise dampening material has been employed throughout the accommodation, and the vessel has been designed to minimise vibration aspects, by assessing main engine vibration characteristics, propeller design and equipment specification.

“We are very pleased that the close co-operation between the owner’s, the yard’s and our site teams resulted in the successful and timely completion of this highly notable vessel,” says Duncan Duffy, Surveyor in Charge, Lloyd’s Register Koje. “We congratulate both the owner and the yard on this record-breaking achievement.”

“We have an ambitious strategy for building the container ship fleet of the future. We are pushing the size envelope because we believe that future market demand, coupled with the increasing importance of Chinese trade to the world economy requires an innovative, forward-thinking response to ship design and construction. The excellent teamwork between ourselves, SHI and Lloyd’s Register has helped us to achieve our objectives in this respect,” says Xin Yan Lin, Site Manager, China Shipping Group.

Construction also aimed at minimizing the emission of nitrogen oxide by using environment friendly engine. It can also run at a 26&min;note speed by using the engine that is used in 7,000 TEU container ships.

SHI has so far built some 181 container ships, while receiving orders for 33 ships out of the 9,000 TEU plus container ship orders received in the global shipbuilding industry – an approximate 45% market share.

“They key technology in container ship construction is to carry more containers under the same conditions. We have already developed 12,000 TEU container ships, and are trying to get new orders for these ships. At the same time, we will continue to focus on research and development, so as to steadily maintain our number one position in the world shipbuilding industry,” CEO Kim Jing Wan said.

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We somehow have allowed those that we elected in trust to manage our country and its affairs to dictate what is good for us and protect us from our enemies…. and ourselves.?

Mass medication by poisonous fluoride is good for us say the beaurocrats and their consultants.

What next-Formaldehyde to offset old age.?

What next?-a terrorist or mentally deranged individuals attack on the water supply by introducing potassium cyanide into the populations drinking water.

Perhaps yet again another substance that will allow us to be controlled and dociled by those that govern us to the point where we become zombies to do their bidding.

Accidents do happen.

So what if the dose is somehow mis-judged or goes wrong despite all security measures being in place.
We as a population are then dead or at best mentally retarded or physically damaged on a grand scale.
The person/s or government responsible says
‘I am sorry, it was an accident. It will not happen again”

These bastards need to be put into their place.
Most mean well.

I for one am DEAD [pardon the pun] against such compulsory introductions on a mass scale where we have NO CONTROL and NO NEED..

I’m sorry, I am far from convinced on fluoride benefits

We the people………

Next we will have mass sterilization of the population because some clown/s in government decides we have too many people on the planet or in the country.

Yet again we may be told not only do we have to have mass treatment for perfect white teeth but it is now mandatory to be medicated on a grand scale for having shiny hair, so therefore we have decreed that now the poisonous chemical.[……….]will be introduced into the water to ensure this will happen and we your elected representatives and our offsiders know what is good for you.

Next on the agenda will be…stronger bones and we will discuss the benefits of adding cremated body parts to the water supply to ensure that you get the benefits of all that


calcium and nutrients and think about the recycling benefits for the planet…and so it could go on.

We will now introduce compulsory gassing of all peoples over the age of 70 years because they are a drain on the country’s resources. We shall call it…


[More nutrients for the water supply]



Now next, the plan to create a master race…


Those who want to ingest the poison let them do so at their own choice and risk.


I want my drinking and personal use water left alone.

It took us long enough to accept Chlorine as an additive.

I like cocktails, but…..



Henry Sapiecha







*It is not like AIDS, Cholera or Swine flu etc where there are issues of disease transfer



Published by Henry Sapiecha 5th August 2009

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