Asia's largest 'ro-ro' passenger ship sets sail in Shandong

By Chen Ziyan | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-06-10 10:20
Asia's largest "ro-ro" ship sets sail from Rongcheng city, Shandong province on June 8, 2019. [Photo/VCG]

The largest and most luxurious "ro-ro" (roll-on/roll off) ship in Asia, Zhonghuafuxing (Rejuvenation of China), set sail from Shidao Bay in Rongcheng city, Shandong province on Saturday morning.

The ship, built by Shandong-based Huanghai Shipbuilding Co Ltd, is 212 meters long and 28.6 meters wide with a gross tonnage of 45,000 tons. It features a 3,000-meter-long driveway and is able to hold 2,000 passengers, with a maximum travel speed of 5,000 nautical miles.

Equipped with a string of high-tech systems, it is estimated to be put into use between the two coastal cities Yantai and Dalian, starting in October.

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