Freight ships are the muscle of every economy in the developed world and the developing world. Each year millions and millions of cargo containers are imported and exported across the globe. These containers carry many of our essential supplies such as food, beverages, and clothing. Furthermore, they also provide a transportation means for delivering miscellaneous items such as toothpaste, toothpicks, surround sound stereos, computers, furniture, mascara, and tons of other accessories that are bought and consumed as though the rapture was going to happen tomorrow. However, economies in some places around the world such as China and India are growing at a staggering rate and are experiencing a period equivalent to the Renaissance in Europe. These countries have huge populations of 1.3 billion and over 1.1 billion respectively; therefore, the ever increasing demand for more supplies is going to escalate at an ever increasing rate. This can mean only one thing: Freight ships must be made bigger and surmounted with a larger amount of freight containers! My questions for this discussion are: Can we build massive freight ships that are two miles or 10, 560 feet in length? If so, shouldn't the Chinese and Indian authorities be putting aside port space and making accommodations now for such gigantic vessels?
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