China builds & # 39; & # 39; the world's first INTELLIGENT oil tanker & # 39 ;: mega-ship has a & # 39; smart & # 39; system to manage its 300,000 tons of cargo
- Very large raw courier & # 39; New Journey & # 39; was unveiled in China on Saturday
- The advanced operating system is able to map shipping routes
- It can also plan charging processes and help save energy by five percent
- China imports 10 million barrels of crude oil per day and most are transported by sea
A Chinese state-owned shipbuilder has built a huge oil tanker that is a & # 39; smart & # 39; system to manage its liquid load.
The ship's advanced on-board system can perform various tasks, from mapping sailing routes to planning loading and unloading processes.
It can also increase worker efficiency and help the ship save about five percent in energy while shipping cargo across the ocean.
With a load capacity of 308,000 tons, it is & # 39; intelligent & # 39; ship, & # 39; New Journey & # 39; named, the first of its kind in the world, according to the manufacturer Dalian Shipbuilding Industry
The ship is 300 meters (984 feet) long, the equivalent of 35 heavy trucks parked from start to finish
With a load capacity of 308,000 tons, it is & # 39; intelligent & # 39; ship, & # 39; New Journey & # 39; named, according to the manufacturer Dalian Shipbuilding Industry, the first of its kind in the world.
The ship is 300 meters long, the equivalent of about 35 heavy trucks parked from start to finish. The surface is as large as three soccer fields.
& # 39; (The system) can monitor the condition of all equipment on the ship and the fuel consumption, as well as meteorological information such as waves, currents, wind speeds and wind directions, & # 39; Li Zhipeng, the chief engineer of New Journey, told CCTV.
& # 39; It can also scientifically plan the shipping routes and speeds of the ship, & # 39; Mr. Li added.
The ship's advanced on-board system is capable of performing various tasks, from charting shipping routes, planning loading and unloading processes to helping save energy
The very large rough hauler, also known as a VLCC, was delivered on Saturday to an unnamed customer from Dalian, a port city in northeastern China.
It is considered a breakthrough in China's attempt to become a global maritime superpower.
& # 39; Thanks to the successful delivery, our country now has the capacity to develop very intelligent large vessels & # 39 ;, says CCTV.
China has an extremely high demand for crude oil, but domestic production meets less than 30 percent of the demand.
The country imports more than 10 million barrels of crude oil per day in April, according to Bloombergand most of them are transported by sea.
Chinese companies have reportedly built 10 percent of the very large crude carriers in the world
The huge market has driven the Chinese shipbuilding industry.
Last year China became the & # 39; the world's second largest ship that owns land, Overtaking Japan and after Greece.
Chinese companies have reportedly built 10 percent of the very large crude carriers in the world.
The country completed its first VLCC in 2002. The 300,000-ton ship was built by Dalian Shipbuilding Industry and was intended for National Iranian Tanker Company.
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