August 4 – N997 – Cosco Shipping’s new electric container

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COSCO Shipping Development unveiled a groundbreaking electric container ship powered by portable container-sized batteries. The 700 TEU’s / 10,000-DWT vessel, has a length of 119.8 meters and two 900kW main propulsion motors, making it one of the world’s largest electric container ships. Compared to conventional fuel ships of its size, it can reduce carbon emissions by approximately 32 tons per 24 hours. Equipped with an intelligent ship platform and situational awareness systems, the ship ensures safety and efficiency during operations. The China Electric Ship Innovation Alliance, led by COSCO Shipping Development and COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited, aims to promote and drive innovation in electric ships with over 80 founding members from various relevant industries.

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