COSCO Guangzhou

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Cosco Guangzhou p05 approaching Port of Rotterdam, Holland 19-Apr-2007.jpg
COSCO Guangzhou approaching Port of Rotterdam
History
NameCOSCO Guangzhou
Port of registryValletta, Malta
Ordered25 July 2003[1]</ref>
BuilderHyundai Heavy Industries
Laid down4 October 2005[1]
Launched9 December 2005[1]
Identification
StatusIn service
General characteristics
Class and typecontainer ship
Tonnage
  • 107,000 DWT
  • 99,833 GT
Length350 m (1,150 ft)
Beam43 m (141 ft)
Draft11.5 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)
Capacity9,500 containers

COSCO Guangzhou is a container ship built for Cosco Ship Management in 2006. 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.

Design[edit]

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 tonnes 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "DNV GL: Cosco Guanhzhou". Retrieved 2017-06-19.

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