Chinese shipbuilding industry


Andy1974

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Very interesting design. I wonder Why the rear third of the ship is made like that. It's as almost as if helopads could fit there in emergency.
All ferries are designed and built with PLAN defined capabilities. In the event of war they will be seconded.
 

Tam

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Literally big news. Incidentally, we see both these ships being constructed in Jiangnan around Carrier 003.

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You can see the sister ships of both ship classes from these articles shown in this picture. Below of course, is 003 getting one of its elevators. The Ethylene carrier is the biggest in the world of its type, and the Evergreen A class is the biggest in the world for its type. The Jiangnan build A class ULCCs had an alteration in their contract that raises their TEU pass 24,000 over their Korean made counterparts.

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Richard Santos

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Very interesting design. I wonder Why the rear third of the ship is made like that. It's as almost as if helopads could fit there in emergency.
Probably because it is meant for relatively short haul car/vehicle ferrying. There needs to be enough deck space to hold the cars, but there doesn’t need to be all that much enclosed space to let the vehicle occupants out and be comfortable,
 

Tyler

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This kind of ship brings added-value to chinese shipyards. AFAIK it is the largest cruise ship built outside europe. And building a domestically-design larger cruise ship will further add to the capabilities of these shipyards.
How many cruise ships are built each year worldwide? Is it a very big market?
 

morosini

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How many cruise ships are built each year worldwide? Is it a very big market?
Not very big in terms of tonnage (maybe 3 or 4 million tons per year) or hull numbers (10 to 20 per year talking of big cruise cruise ship) but huge in terms of profit: average cost of a new generation full size cruise ship is rapidly reaching one billion. Also is both maybe the part of the shipbuilding industry that is receiving more contempt for its envrionmental impact and pre covid the one with less capacity compared to demand. With such a combination in the second part of the decade there will be a great need to replace most of the existing ships with ones larger, to cope with increased demand, and greener so more expensive than the existing ones. Basically most future cruise ships will be about as large as the Oasis class and LNG powered. each Oasis cost about 1,2 billion having conventional propulsion technology
 

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