China’s first intelligent electric unmanned container ship developed independently by China Merchants Cruise Shipbuilding has been given Approval in Principle (AiP) by China Classification Society (CCS).
The ship with a total length of 79.9 meters and a width of 12 meters, is mainly used for the transportation of containers and dry bulk cargo between the Yangtze River and Nantong-Lvsi Canal. There are 64 twenty foot containers in 2 cargo holds. Above the cargo holds are solar panels hatch cover that can be converted into electricity and stored to provide power for daily loads.
This inland container ship is designed with the concept of intelligent unmanned, equipped with an autonomous navigation system. With the cooperation of shore-based base stations, it can realize unmanned navigation from anchorage to anchorage and remote navigation. The operation can achieve zero emission standards.