World's largest dual-fuel ro-ro ship departs from Yantai Port
(chinadaily.com.cn)| Updated : 2022-05-27Print Print
The world's largest dual-fuel ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ship Wallenius, which is carrying more than 300 pieces of engineering machinery equipment, departed from Yantai Port in East China's Shandong province, and headed to Europe on May 16, marking that Yantai's ro-ro ship production and transportation sectors have reached a new high point.
The global ro-ro shipping industry has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic since 2020. Since the COVID-19 response measures have been enforced on a regular basis, the shipping business of commercial shipping vessels has witnessed a rapid growth, providing a good opportunity for the global ro-ro shipping industry.
The Wallenius was built in Yantai and is operated by a foreign shipping company. Industry leaders such as heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Shandong Heavy Industry Group, vehicle manufacturer Yutong Group, and Guangxi Liugong Machinery are among the companies it has served.
According to official data, Yantai Port has welcomed four ships and exported over 1,000 pieces of engineering machinery equipment since 2021. In order to smooth out the international and domestic sea-rail combined transport channels, the port will leverage its unique advantages in the commercial vehicle business, promote the construction of a multimodal transport channel, foster new sea-rail transport routes, and develop itself into a key hub linking Japan and South Korea, as well as countries and regions in Central Asia and Europe, to help more domestic brands go global.
The Wallenius, the world's largest dual-fuel ro-ro (roll-on/roll-off) ship, departs from Yantai Port in East China's Shandong province on May 16 for Europe, carrying 300 pieces of engineering machinery equipment. [Photo/WeChat account: Shandong-Port]