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N Scale - Kato - 31617 - Semi Tractor Trailer - Maersk


Brand Kato
Stock Number 31617
Original Retail Price $24.00
Manufacturer Kato
Body Style Kato Vehicles Tractor-Trailer with Container
Road or Company Name Maersk (Details)
Paint Color(s) Blue and Gray
Print Color(s) Black
Release Date 2017-06-01
Item Category Vehicles
Model Type Tractor Trailer
Model Subtype Volvo
Model Variety Container Chassis
Prototype Semi Tractor Trailer
Region Universal
Era/Epoch Era V: 1979 - Present


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Specific Item Information: This N scale Volvo Highway Truck is designed to complement layouts featuring intermodal services, and is suitable for decoration anywhere from crossings to alongside your main line. The magnetic 40' Container is compatible with other Kato Intermodal containers and can be used with the Gunderson MAXI-IV Well Car. The Chassis is extendable and can support containers of any length between 40 and 53 feet. Includes: 1x Oficially Licensed Volvo VN780 Truck (Blue) 1x Extendable (40' to 53') Container Chassis (Black) 1x 40' MAERSK Sealand Magnetic Intermodal Container

Road/Company Information:
(From Wikipedia) A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, also known as Maersk, is a Danish business conglomerate. A.P. Moller-Maersk Group has activities in a variety of business sectors, primarily within the transportation and energy sectors. It has been the largest container ship operator and supply vessel operator in the world since 1996.

A.P. Moller-Maersk Group is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, with subsidiaries and offices in more than 135 countries worldwide and around 89,000 employees. It ranked 148 on the Forbes Global 2000 list for 2015.

The largest operating unit in A.P. Moller-Maersk by revenue and staff (around 25,000 employees in 2012) is Maersk Line. In 2013 the company described itself as the world's largest overseas cargo carrier and operated over 600 vessels with 3.8 million Twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container capacity. As per September 2015, being still the largest container fleet, it holds 15.1% of the global TEU.

In 2006, the largest container ship in the world to that date, the E-class vessel Emma Maersk, was delivered to Maersk Line from Odense Steel Shipyard. Seven other sisterships have since been built, and on 21 February 2011, Maersk ordered 10 even larger container ships from Daewoo, the Triple E class, each with a capacity of 18,000 containers. The first were delivered in 2013. It held options for 10-20 more, and in June 2011 placed follow-on orders for a second batch of ten sisterships (to the same design) with the same shipyard, but cancelled its option for a third batch of ten.

Brand/Importer Information:
Kato Precision Railroad Models (関水金属株式会社 Sekisui Kinzoku Kabushikigaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer of model railroad equipment in N and HO scales. The Tokyo-based company manufactures models based on Japanese prototypes (such as the Shinkansen bullet train) for the Japanese market, North American prototypes for the North American market and European high-speed trains for European market.

The design and distribution of models for the North American market are handled by their U.S. subsidiary, Kato USA, located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
The design and distribution of models for the European market are handled by their partner, Lemke, located in Germany
The Kato (pronounced kah-toe) model railroad companies were founded by Yuji Kato, father of current president Hiroshi Kato, of the parent company Sekisui Kinzoku Co., Ltd.


Item created by: gdm on 2017-06-03 09:59:00

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