Shanghai’s waste container ship is now eco-friendly, as its the first domestic solid waste container ship fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).
It was launched on January 4, in the city of Shanghai and the vessel was built by Shanghai SMI Environmental Industry Co., Ltd. Its has a blue colored hull, and a white cabin 55.6 meters long, 9.98 meters wide and 10 meters tall.
With a cargo capacity of 600 tonnes, it can carry as many as 30 TEU (Twenty-feet Equivalent Unit) containers.
The first batch of the LNG ships is completed. They will cruise on the Huangpu River, carrying domestic solid waste containers to waste disposal bases. A media report says that, 36 old-fashioned waste container ships in Shanghai will be gradually replaced with the new environmental-friendly LNG ship model.
LNG as a ship fuel is a clean energy alternative. It can help significantly reduce the environmental impacts of shipping operations. Besides, it is safe and reliable. LNG has a higher ignition temperature than diesel. It vaporizes rapidly and causes no pollution to the soil or water in the case of a leak.
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