Shang­hai builds 32 new Huangpu clean­ing ships

Global Times – Metro Shanghai - - PULSE -

Shang­hai has con­structed 32 new clean­ing ships to guar­an­tee the 45-kilo­me­ter coast­line of Huangpu River will be clean, while the first un­manned clean­ing ship is still un­der de­vel­op­ment and test­ing, Shang­hai Ob­server re­ported on Wed­nes­day.

The 40-me­ter-long type among the 32 new ships is the largest and most ad­vanced clean­ing ship in China. It can clean up to 400 tons of garbage float­ing in the river ev­ery hour, which is 30 to 50 tons more than nor­mal waste-re­moval ves­sels.

A 5-me­ter-long fish­ing de­vice, equipped at the stern of each ship, can reach hid­den places where large clean­ing ships can­not en­ter. The garbage it col­lects will be sent back to the clean­ing ship for stor­age and trans­porta­tion.

An un­manned clean­ing ship, the first of its kind in Shang­hai, will be able to seek out and trans­port garbage au­to­mat­i­cally fol­low­ing spe­cific routes in the fu­ture.

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