China Merchants Cruise Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. recently received an Approval in Principle (AiP) from China Classification Society for its design of intelligent electric unmanned container ship, according to several China-based news outlets.
The vessel is said to be China’s first intelligent electric unmanned container ship for inland usage.
It will mainly be used for the transportation of containers and dry bulk cargo between the Yangtze River and Tonglu Canal. The ship is equipped with 64 standard 20-foot containers, which are installed in two cargo holds.
The total length of the ship is about 79.9 metres, and the width of the ship is 12 metres.
There is a hatch cover above the cargo hold that is covered with solar panels, which can be converted into electrical energy and stored to provide power for daily loads.
The inland container ship is designed with the concept of being unmanned, equipped with an autonomous navigation system.
It will be capable of unmanned navigation from anchorage to anchorage by remote control from the shore-based station’s console.
The ship will be equipped with quick-swappable batteries so the operation process can meet zero-emission standards.
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