First Zero Emission Battery Powered Cruise Ship To Be Launched In China

Per the Chinese publication “China Daily,” Tian Yi, responsible for the vessel’s battery energy system, revealed that the ship, “Shanghai Jiushi,” has 150 seats and gives out zero emissions.

Not only does it refrain from resulting in pollution, but it emits a significantly low noise level, boosting the overall experience for guests.

First Zero Emission Battery Powered Cruise Ship
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The “Shanghai Jiushi” vessel has resulted from independent R&D efforts conducted by the Shanghai Institute of Marine Equipment Research under China’s government-owned shipbuilding firm.

The vessel, measuring approximately 41.51 meters long and about 10.9 meters wide, was handed over to the operating firm in August, with ongoing preparations and licensing processes. It is slated to resume service later this year, per the newspaper.

A report from China Ship News emphasizes that more than 50 tourist vessels currently ply the Huangpu River in Shanghai, mainly depending on conventional fuels.

However, integrating new engines in the vessels can substantially curtail carbon emissions, reducing yearly emissions by thousands, if not tens of thousands, of metric tons.

Besides, Tian Yi also affirmed that initiatives like the “Shanghai Jiushi” assignment align with the nation’s emission reduction and carbon neutrality goals while complementing Shanghai’s targets to develop the maritime front.

References: SEE, Borneo Bulletin

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