World's Biggest Ship: The $185M Maersk Triple-E

Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) -- On a dry-dock in South Korea Maersk is building the world's biggest ship. A container vessel, it will ply the route between Northern Europe and China. It is called the Triple-E and the Danish shipbuilder has ordered 20 of them, at a cost of $185 million each. A Triple-E, in one trip, could transport more 182 million iPads, or 111 million pairs of shoes, from Shanghai to Rotterdam. Stood on its stern, its bow would stretch 19 meters above the roof of the Empire State Building. (Source: Bloomberg)
UKIP's Farage Says Immigration Points System Needed
22:54 - Feb. 27 -- U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage said the party is not against immigration but wants more government control of it exercised through a points system. "Our government can't do anything because we have a total open door to the whole of Europe," he told Bloomberg Television in an interview in Washington.
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