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First self-developed 10,000 TEU container ship delivered

By Zhu Chengpei and Zhang Xiaomin in Dalian ( Updated: 2014-01-10 17:58

China's first 10,000 TEU container ship with independent intellectual property rights was delivered on Wednesday at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd in Dalian, Northeast China's Liaoning province.

"It marks a new leap in China's shipbuilding industry," said Yu Fengping, general manager of DSIC, a subsidiary of China Shipbuilding Industry Corp.

According to Yu, the manufacturing of 10,000 TEU container ships had been monopolized by big shipbuilders in Europe, the United States, Japan, and South Korea.

This ship was built for China Shipping Container Lines Co Ltd. It is capable of carrying 10,036 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) and can  travel 20,000 miles on one journey. Its Energy Efficiency Design Index can meet reduction standards for carbon emissions to be implemented in 2025.

During the trial voyage, various technical performance indicators reached or exceeded the contract design requirements. Speed, fuel consumption, vibration, and several other indicators are particularly superior.

DSIC focused on manufacturing large-sized ships with superior performance and low energy consumption after the international shipping industry was severely influenced by the financial crisis in 2008.

Yu said the company had repeatedly set new records for China's shipbuilding sector.

Currently, DSIC has completed the design of 14,000 TEU, 16,000 TEU, and 18,000 TEU container ships and independently developed DSJ300/350/400 type jack-up drilling platforms. In addition, it launched the eco-friendly 319,000-ton VLCC with world-leading speed and fuel consumption indicators.

All these new types of ships are favored in the market and have got real orders, said Yu.


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