Megaships That Reshaped The Global Economy

  • On August 16, 2006, five tugboats dragged Emma Maersk from a Danish shipyard and towed her backward to the sea.
  • The length of four soccer fields, her keel nearly a hundred feet below her deck, Emma was far larger than any container ship ever before ordered and by far the most expensive.
  • She was a bet on globalization: By transporting a container more cheaply than any other vessel afloat.
  • she and her six sister ships were expected to stimulate even faster growth in international trade.
  • It...

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