China's largest domestic trade container ship arrives in Qinzhou
The Zhonggu Nanning berths at Qinzhou Port. [Photo by Yang Yuhang/Guangxi Daily]
China's largest container ship for domestic trade, the Zhonggu Nanning, arrived at the International Container Wharf at Qinzhou Port in Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region on Nov 16.
The Zhonggu Nanning was recently developed by Zhonggu Shipping and has a total length of 228 meters and a width of 40 meters. With a designed draft of 14 meters, the ship is able to carry 87,600 metric tons of cargo or 4,636 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) containers. It is also the most advanced and the most environmentally friendly container ship for domestic trade in China.
It will mainly operate along the shipping route that links Qinzhou and Xiamen in Fujian province with Rizhao, Shandong province.
Liu Yongjun, vice president of Zhonggu Shipping, said that the ship is named after the city of Nanning, which is symbolic of the enterprise's determination to take an active part in the construction of the New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor.
The berthing of the Zhonggu Nanning at Qinzhou Port has also been recognized as important manifestation of Beibu Gulf Port's further progress in optimizing its trunk container transport service network and upgrading in the port's service capacity and core competitiveness.