China’s first self-developed ultra-low temperature tuna transport ship registered

(Chinanews.com/provided by Zhoushan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau)

China’s first self-developed ultra-low temperature transport ship has been registered and is ready to be put into use, according to the Zhoushan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau on Aug. 21, China News reported.

The transport ship is 108 meters long, 15.6 meters wide, and 9.2 meters deep, with 6,000 deadweight tonnage and ultra-low temperature refrigeration technology of negative 60 degrees centigrade.

The ship belongs to the Zhejiang Ping Tai Rong Ocean Fishery Group. Established in 2007, the Group owns 28 ultra-low temperature long-distance ocean-going fishing vessels working in waters including the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic and Indian oceans.

Group Chairman Ni Jianbo said that they used to transport tuna back to China by keeping fish in containers or refrigerated cargo ships rented from foreign companies, which is expensive and inconvenient. This self-developed ship is able to address that issue.

The Bureau now plans to help the Group that owns the transport ship register in the EU.

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