On Dec 19th 2014, Shanghai Bestway Marine Engineering Design Co., Ltd signed design contract of 4000 TEU container ship with Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd. The owner Sinotrans Sunlight Shipping Co.,Ltd signed building contract with Shanghai Shipyard Co., Ltd on Jan 5th 2015. It marked that the design contract came into force.
This container ship has the overall length of 210m, molded width of 37.28m and molded depth of 18.90m, whose design speed is 14kns with a range of 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 used 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. Shanghai Bestway arranged excellent design team in this project. Currently the conceptual & basic design is finished. With continuous orders of equipment, Shanghai Bestway will gradually work on the detail design including design for class approval. On Dec 22nd 2014, the model test of this ship type had been carried out in China Shipping Scientific Research Center.
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 ship type index is outstanding. It is a significant design for Shanghai Bestway in designing green container ships.