How long does it take a cargo ship to reach the US coming from China?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The really big bulker cargo ships move at about 28k/hr. It is around 11500km from hong kong to LA. This comes out to about 27 days.

  • 1 decade ago

    Cargo ships come in various sizes and types and operate at different speeds.Typically an oil tanker or a dry cargo ship will run at an optimum speed of about 14 knots while container ships will run at 19-20 knots.Once you know the distance between the two points (in Knots) the time taken can be easily calculated

  • 4 years ago

    No, nor could the u.s. taxpayer pay for armed guards on ships flying the yankee flag. it is the accountability of the vendors of those vessels to furnish their very very own secure practices in the event that they desire to thwart pirating. it is because of the fact of their supply them what they want attitude that has escalated this difficulty interior the 1st place. it could be greater cost-effective and make greater experience in the event that they employed armed guards to guard their ships from being boarded. i've got faith pirates might think of two times in the previous drawing near ships in the event that they knew that computerized weapons could be used against them as quickly as they got here interior of a definite distance.

  • 1 decade ago

    Both US and China are huge countries you should specify the port. Also US has a west and an east coast which makes a huge difference.

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