First hybrid inland ship of China started operations
China's first inland hybrid ship has started operations along the giant Yangtze River as part of an emissions reduction push.
According to China Classification Society (CCS), the vessel will mainly sail on liquefied natural gas but also features a diesel / electric propulsion system.
Shanghai ChangJiang Shipping, a Sinotrans & CSC company, owns the inland bulk carrier that is 110 meters long and 19.2 meters wide called "New Yangtze River 26007."
Chongqing Changjiang Dongfeng Shipbuilding retroffited the previously oil-powered vessel at its Dongfeng yard while CCS Chongqing unit tested all the systems.
The classification society added that LNG fuel not only has major advantages in energy efficiency and reduction of emissions but also complies with increasingly strict international emissions standards.
Maritime Business World