China starts building its 1st autonomous feeder

OFFSHORE ENERGY | Qingdao Shipyard has launched the construction of China’s 1st autonomous containership, named Zhi Fei.

The construction was launched with a steel cutting ceremony held on May 15, according to the reports from Chinese media.

The 300 TEU feeder will be equipped with intelligent navigation and advanced environmentally-friendly solutions that will cut the ship’s NOx, SOx and CO2 emissions and noise, including an electric propulsion system.

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