China is evolving as one of the world’s leading shipbuilding nations.
DNV GL and China Classification Society (CCS) will dual class the 20,000 TEU ultra-large containership designed by the Marine Design and Research Institute of China (MARIC). The vessels will be delivered in January 2018, and will be deployed in the Far East-Europe trade.
SWS was found in 1999 and the shipyard covers an area of five million square meters with waterfronts of four kilometers in total. Its shipbuilding capacity has topped the Chinese shipbuilding enterprises for 10 consecutive years since 2005. So it is only fitting that they are the first yard to top the 20,000 TEU mark in China.
The containerships were developed by DNV GL to provide more efficient usage of cargo capacity by giving more flexibility for laden containers on board on specific routes. The vessels will be constructed meeting the highest energy efficiency design index standard and emission control area requirements.