COSCO SHIPPING Heavy Industry (Yangzhou) began construction works on the second 700 TEU electric container ship (N998) owned by COSCO SHIPPING Development on 8 May.

The 700 TEU electric boxship is an important initiative of COSCO SHIPPING Development aiming to promote the “carbon peaking and carbon neutrality” push for green zero-carbon shipping demonstration.

The ship is a 10,000-DWT specific route river/coastal ship with an length of 119.8 metres, a moulded beam of 23.6 metres, a designed draught of 5.5 metres, and two 900kW main propulsion motors.

The vessel is expected to be able to cut carbon emissions by roughly 32 tonnes every 24 hours when compared to traditional gasoline ships of the same size.

The ship also has an intelligent ship platform system and a domestically advanced situational awareness system, which is expected to increase the vessel’s intelligence and safety.

Source: Container News