China’s first independent containership joined solution this thirty days. After months of considerable studies, the 300 teu
Zhi Fei, handled by Navigation Brilliance (Brinav) had been placed into procedure by Shandong Port Group on a short-sea route between Dongjiakou and Qingdao in east Shandong province.
The 5,000 dwt ship, 117 m in total with an optimum rate of 12 knots, happens to be produced by Navigation Brilliance (Qingdao) tech in collaboration with Dalian Maritime University while the Asia Waterborne Transport analysis Institute and built by Qingdao Shipyard in conformity with Asia Classification Society (CCS) guidelines.
Ordered in 2019, and established in April just last year, the vessel works on handbook, remote-control, and independent navigation. It’s fitted with native methods for separate route preparation and collision avoidance, with communications amongst the vessel and coast programs via 5G, satellite, as well as other multi-network, multi-mode systems.
With a cruising selection of 4,500 nautical kilometers, the ship is believed to sport a full-rotation electric propulsion system predicated on crossbreed technology and combines large-capacity power battery pack packages and generator units through DC networking to obtain smart energy savings optimization under numerous running problems.
The Zhi Fei, or Flying Wisdom, will, not only is it useful for regular cargo sailings, act as a technology demonstrator to guage the feasibility of integrating independent cruising ability on a wider number of locally-built commercial vessels. If effective, Navigation Brilliance promises to purchase bigger independent boxships within the number of 500 to 800 teu.