China constructs the world’s largest ro-ro ship


China has reportedly started the construction of the world’s largest and most advanced green roll-on/roll-off (ro-ro) ship in Yangzhou, East China’s Jiangsu Province, marking the country’s design and manufacturing level of mega ro-ro vessels has reached a new level.

The ship is 238 meters long and 34 meters wide, with a design draft of 7.2 meters, a speed of 20.8 knots (38.52 kilometers per hour), and a deadweight of 17,000 tons, science media reported on Monday, citing sources from the Yangzhou Science and Technology Bureau.

The ro-ro ship is equipped with a 7-level vehicle deck with a lane length of 7,800 meters, which is 1,100 meters longer than the current largest ro-ro ship lane in the world, and can carry 535 heavy-duty trailers and all kinds of trucks and minibuses, with a maximum load tonnage of 90 tons per vehicle.

The ship is jointly designed by Jinling Shipyard and Marine Equipment and Technology Institute of Jiangsu University of Science and Technology.