On 21st Oct. 2015, the Steel Cutting Ceremony of the second 4000TEU Container Ship (S1237) for Sinotrans Sunlight was successfully held in Chong Ming shipbuilding base of Shanghai Shipyard Co.,Ltd. Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co.,Ltd designed this ship. Mr. Xu Qiumin, GM of SINOTRANS Sunlight; Mr. Du Keshun, GM of Shanghai Shipyard; Mr. Xu Li, Vice GM of CCS Shanghai; Mr.Gu Jianguo, Executive Deputy GM of Shanghai Bestway were present at the ceremony.
This container ship has the overall length of 210m, molded width of 37.28m and molded depth of 18.90m, whose design speed is 14 Knots with sailing endurance up to 7000 nautical miles. For the sake of decreasing the running cost and building cost, the ship’s hull and system is optimized all around based on the aim of low running cost. It is the latest economical and green domestic trade container ship. The reasonable main specifications cater to the draft of all coastal container ship terminals, while its container loading capacity is maximized according to its size. There is container rail frame installed inside the hold, meanwhile, it can carry more loaded containers on the hatch cover. It is convenient to load containers with high efficiency. This 4000 TEU container ship applies the most advanced lines. The utilization of low speed engine with lower power contributes to lower fuel consuming, environment protection and economic performance. By applying wake-adapted propeller, combined with energy saving devices such as impeller wheel and anti-vortex fin as well as optimized rudder system design, the container ship has terrific propulsion efficiency and maneuverability.
With the most advanced design and layout, this 4000 TEU container ship is customized for the container ship transportation on the domestic North-South route, whose diverse performance indexes are outstanding. Shanghai Bestway will further upgrade the construction of green carrier design team and provide ship owners home and abroad more green carriers featured by energy-saving, environment-protection and excellent performance.