Enormous ore carrier completed
A new 400,000-ton massive ore carrier, ORE TIANJIN, manufactured by the Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group Corporation of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, was handed over on March22 on the west coast of Qingdao.
Contracted by ICBC Financial Leasing, this is a new type of ultra-large ore vessel that has been tailor-made for the Brazilian mining giant Companhia Vale Do Rio Doce and will be used for th e BrazilChina route of iron ore transportation.
The vessel is 362 meters long, 65 meters wide, 30.4 meters deep, and has a dead weight of 400,000 tons. The cargo capacity of the vessel equals that of 6,666 train cars. Th e vessel is able to sail 25,500 nautical miles without stop at a speed of 27 kilometers per hour and thus be able to navigate between any two ports in the world without refueling.