Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Zim Texas

Container ship Zim Texas, IMO 9471238, port of Livorno
The 261-meter container ship “Zim Texas” entering the port of Livorno.
Tug Francesca Neri, IMO 9239290, port of Livorno
Tug Porto di Livorno, IMO 9393113, port of Livorno
She was assisted by the tugs “Francesca Neri” and “Porto di Livorno”.
Container ship Zim Texas, IMO 9471238, port of Livorno
The “Zim Texas” has a capacity of 4,200 TEU (Twenty-foot equivalent unit), but the ship is loaded mostly with forty-foot containers (2 TEU each). (Photos taken last April)

External links: Twenty-foot equivalent unit (Wikipedia)
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12 comments:

William Kendall said...

It looks well loaded.

Revrunner said...

Ships like this always makes me wonder what's inside the containers. Some bike inner tubes maybe? :-)

Michelle said...

It does look weighted down!

Dina said...

In whatever units, it is simply hard to imagine such a big load capacity.

EG CameraGirl said...

Makes me wonder what's inside all those containers!

Sharon Anck said...

What a sight to see! These ships are amazing.

Lowell said...

Your photos are superb! What a massive ship!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You wonder how those little tugs can pull such a load, but I guess it's more about guiding than weight when in the water.

RedPat said...

They always look so top heavy when loaded up!

Luis Gomez said...

These are wonderful VP.

Halcyon said...

Looks like a big shipment!

José Mendonça said...

Although a common sight here, it always amazes me, especially when well photographed as this one is.