China's Largest Container Ship Commences Operations
China's largest 5668-TEU container vessel, the "New Dalian", commenced operations Monday in Dalian, a port city in northeast China's Liaoning province.
The 279.6-meter-long ship, built by Dalian New Ship Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, was especially designed for the China Marine (Group) Corp.
The "New Dalian", which can achieve a maximum speed of 26 knots, is the fastest and most advanced container ship in China. The manufacturer has produced two other container ships of the same quality, an indicator of the country's progress in container ship building.
Sun Bo, general manager of the Dalian New Ship Heavy Industries Co. Ltd, said that his company is fully booked with orders through the year 2004.