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Shenzhen Energy orders 16 LNG-powered containerships at Chuandong Shipyard

Shenzhen Energy Group has signed shipbuilding contracts with Chongqing Chuandong Shipbuilding Industry for the construction of sixteen 1,000dwt LNG-powered multi-purpose containerships.

The vessels will be deployed on Wu River, a tributary of the Yangtze River, and operated by Shenzhen Energy Transportation. Shenzhen Energy will also develop LNG bunkering stations along the Wu River to support its shipping activities.

According to Shenzhen Energy, it plans to develop a shipping route connecting Guiyang, Chongqing and Shanghai. The company also revealed future plans to develop a fleet of 70 LNG-powered multi-purpose containerships for operations on Wu River.

There haven’t been any cargo shipping activities on Wu River for the past decade due to inadequate navigation conditions, however the river will open for shipping again before the end of this year after a shipping channel conversion project is completed.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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