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57,000 dwt ship built in Wuhan

57,000 dwt ship built in Wuhan

Shanghai: Qingshan shipyard of China Changjiang Shipbuilding Industry in Wuhan officially delivered its first 57,000 dwt bulk ship which will be exported to Greece this month. It is the largest ship built in the central China area, made possible by extensive dredging of the Yangtze.
The ship designed by Shanghai Ship Research & Design Institute, is nearly 190 meters in length, 32.26 meters wide and 18 meters deep and is classed by Bureau Veritas.
Ships of this size would have been impossible to build in Wuhan until very recently as the draft of the Yangtze could not accomodate such vessels. A huge dredging effort, done in stages, from Shanghai all the way up to Chongqing is changing the face of Yangtze river traffic. Wuhan lies some 1,100 km along the Yangtze from the mouth near Shanghai.  [16/03/09]

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