COSCO Guangzhou

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Cosco Guangzhou p05 approaching Port of Rotterdam, Holland 19-Apr-2007.jpg
COSCO Guangzhou approaching Port of Rotterdam
Career
Name: COSCO Guangzhou
Port of registry:  Greece
Builder: Hyundai Heavy Industries
Launched: 2006
Identification: Call sign: SYIE
IMO number: 9305570
MMSI no.: 240475000
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: container ship
Tonnage: 107,000 DWT
99,833 GT
Length: 350 m (1,150 ft)
Beam: 43 m (141 ft)
Draft: 11.5 m (38 ft)
Propulsion: Mitsubishi diesel engine
52,650 hp
Speed: 25.6 knots (47 km/h) (maximum)
24.5 knots (45 km/h) (cruising)
Capacity: 9,500 containers

COSCO Guangzhou is a container ship, and one of the largest currently in service. She was built for Cosco Ship Management in 2006 at the company's shipyards. The ship has capacity for 9,500 TEU and mostly sails between the ports in China, India and Japan and those in Western Europe and the United States.

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COSCO Guangzhou is 350 meters long, with a beam of 43 meters. The fully loaded draft is 11.50 meters, giving a deadweight tonnage of 107,000 metric tons, and a gross tonnage of 99,833 GT. The ship features several new design innovations, including a type of paint that decreases water resistance. The ship's Mitsubishi engines provide 52,650 hp, and a cruising speed of 24.5 knots. The fuel and lubricant oil consumption are 4% less than in a comparable ship. Her bridge equipment includes an Automatic Identification System (AIS), GPS, Differential GPS (dGPS), an Automatic Radar Plotting Aid (ARPA), and an Electronic chart system (ECDIS) for automatically plotting the ship's position against charts. Computerized systems also assist in loading and unloading the cargo.

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