Ship Gets Charged Up: China Launches Monster Battery-Powered Freighter

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Shipping is a dirty business, but China is making waves with a new electric ship. The China Ocean Shipping Group (Cosco) developed the Greenwater 01, an all-electric container ship that runs on a massive battery. This ship was a big deal because many thought electric ships were too difficult to make.

The Greenwater 01 sails between Shanghai and Nanjing purely on battery power. It avoids using thousands of kilograms of fuel every trip, which cuts down on air pollution. This is like taking thousands of cars off the road every year! Safety is a major concern with electric ships, so the crew gets special training to handle battery emergencies, and the ship has a top-notch fire protection system for its battery area.

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Cosco isn’t stopping at just one ship. They also launched two other electric container ships, the N997 and N998. While their names may not be catchy, their impact could be. The Greenwater 01’s success is a big step towards cleaner shipping and a greener future.

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