An oil carrier the size of nearly three football fields has been delivered to its new owner in northeast China. It is the first “intelligent” carrier in the world, and has a loading capacity of 308,000 tons.
The 300-meter-long tanker boasts assisted autopilot navigation, smart liquid cargo management, and integrated energy efficiency management, among other functions.
The oil tanker became the latest addition to the large fleet of China Merchants Energy Shipping Company and was delivered to the coastal city of Dalian last week.
The ‘New Journey’ was constructed by China’s largest shipbuilding company, Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC), part of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).
The vessel has already successfully finished its sea trial, as well as other tests, including intelligent equipment and system testing.
At present, countries around the world are actively promoting intelligent navigation and developing intelligent technologies for ships, which plays an important role in improving maritime traffic safety.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2019.