China’s first autonomous cargo ship makes maiden voyage

China's first autonomous cargo ship makes maiden voyage 

 

China’s first autonomous cargo ship, Jin Dou Yun 0 Hao, has made its maiden voyage in Zhuhai, Guangdong.

The ship was developed by Yunzhou Tech, a Zhuhai-based technology company in collaboration with Zhuhai municipal government, Wuhan University of Technology and CCS at the end of 2017, and was delivered in November this year.

The unmanned cargo ship will reduce 20% construction cost, 20% operation cost and 15% fuel consumption.

Zhang Yunfei, president of Yunzhou Tech said that the company will further test the technology application of the ship and actively explore the commercial use of the ship for ship supply and ocean economy.

Zhuhai started construction of Wanshan autonomous ship test ground in 2018, which is the first autonomous ship test ground in Asia. It will become the world’s largest autonomous ship test ground after completion.

Yunzhou Tech, established in 2010, is engaged in autonomous ship development, production and solution provision.