The Demonstration Ship 1140 Designed by Professor Wu Weiguo's Team was listed as One of the "Global Star Ships in 2018"


  Recently, the China Ship Survey magazine, sponsored by China Classification Society and supervised by the Ministry of Transport of PRC, released the list of "Global Star Ships in 2018". Developed and designed by Professor Wu Weiguo of the School of Transportation of WUT, promoted by the Wuhan New Port Administration Committee, the first domestic River-sea Demonstration Carrier of Containers 1140 (Hanhai No.1) was listed as one of the Global Star Ships in 2018.


  “Hanhai No.1” has been the first largest carrier of containers in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, led by Wuhan New Port Administration Committee and supported by the LNG(Liquefied Natural Gas) ship hull forms project of the Yangtze River Shipping Industry Research Center. The giant ship form, with 130m long, 23.9m wide, 11m deep and 6.6m the deepest, can carry 1,140 standard containers, a maximum deadweight reaching 13,600 tons.


  According to actual operational data, compared with the ordinary carrier of 600 containers, “Hanhai 1” has reduced the voyage time by eight to ten hours from the Wuhan Yangluo New Port Area to the Shanghai Yangshan Port, with oil saving of 34% in a single container, carbon emissions reduced by more than 40%, and lowing cost by 30%. It has many advantages of short sailing time, less fuel consumption, less pollution emission, high ship safety index, excellent working environment, etc.


  During the investigation of the Wuhan Yangluo New Port Area, Cao Guangjing, Vice Governor of Hubei Province pointed out that the overall advantages of the promising demonstration carrier of containers 1140 are obvious over the mainstream ships operated in the middle and upper reaches of the Yangtze River. The carrier 1140 was highly valued by leaders at all levels. In May 2018, at the meeting of the leading group of China for Construction and Development of the Yangtze Economic Zone, the central leadership issued instructions to explicitly support Wuhan in the development of the River-sea Carrier of Containers 1140. Han Zheng, Vice Premier of the State Council, indicated that the focus should be on promoting the unification of standards for waterway sections, for ships, as well as that of administration for port terminals and for customs clearance in order to build a golden waterway.


  It is reported that this time, “Han Hai 1” was selected as the "Global Star ships in 2018”, together with the “Dongfanghong 3”, a world's top marine research vessel, the ship “Universe” of COSCO, the world's largest container ship, the “Offshore Oil 982”, the world's most advanced deepwater semi-submersible drilling platform, the "Ocean Symphony", the world's largest luxury cruise ship, and the intelligent super-large ore carrier “Mingyuan”, the world's first carrier carrying 400000 tons.