China's First "Unmanned" Container Ship Opens! Currently, the world's largest intelligent navigation ship is under construction.
On the morning of may 15, China's first autonomous container merchant ship, "zhifei", held a construction commencement ceremony at Qingdao shipyard co., ltd. It was reported that the 300TEU container ship "Zhifei" is China's first transport ship with intelligent navigation capability and target-oriented commercial operation.
It is also the world's largest intelligent navigation ship currently under construction. The ship is scheduled to be tested and operated in the second half of 2021. "Zhifei" was designed by Shanghai Jiahao Ship Design Institute, supervised by Zhihai Navigation (Qingdao) Technology Co., Ltd. and built by Qingdao Shipyard Co., Ltd. It has a total length of about 110 meters, a width of about 15 meters. And its depth is 10 meters and sail as fast as 22.224 kilometers per hour.
There was an autonomous navigation system integrated and installed on "Zhifei", which was developed by many scientific research institutions and enterprises such as the Water Transport Research Institute of the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, and Zhihai Navigation (Qingdao) Technology Co., Ltd. It adopts a large-capacity DC integrated electric propulsion system developed by China shipbuilding industry corporation 704 research institute. For the first time, it realizes two technological leaps of DC and intelligence on the same ship. It has three driving modes of manual driving, remote control driving and unmanned autonomous navigation.
It can realize navigation ambient intelligence perception, autonomous tracking, autonomous route planning, intelligent collision avoidance, automatic berthing and unberthing as well as remote control driving.Through multi-network and multi-mode communication systems as 5G, satellite communication, cooperation can be realized with other institutions and facilities of shore-based production, service, dispatching control, supervision as for ports, shipping, maritime affairs, aviation insurance and others .
The construction of the "Zhifei" is an important reference for the development of China's intelligent shipping technology, and a guidance for the formulation of relevant standards and regulations for the construction of intelligent ships in China, which will provide important experience for the development of intelligent ships and intelligent shipping in China in the future.
Zhang baochen, director of the academic Committee of the institute of water transportation science of the Ministry of transportation, said that from a global perspective, the development of intelligent shipping technology is at an early stage, and the next 15 years are the critical period for development. Although China's shipbuilding order volume has been firmly ranked first in the world, there has always been a weak point. As a new trend, ship intelligence has given China the opportunity to "overtake in corners". In this technological revolution, we must seize the opportunity to catch up, and "Zhifei" is an active attempt to transform and upgrade the shipping industry.
At present, people from many research and development units including the Institute of Water Transport Science of the Ministry of Transport, Dalian Maritime University, Harbin Engineering University and 704 Institute of China Shipbuilding Heavy Industry, which are involved in the research and development of the ship's intelligent navigation system and related technologies and equipment. They are working day and night to overcome various technical difficulties and strive to complete the research and development tasks as planned.