CHINA's Maritime Safety Administration has inked a deal with the country's state-owned shipbuilder China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to cooperate in sectors of smart ships and maritime environmental protection.
The administration will work with CSSC to develop smart ships, a smart transport management system as well as smart inspection and monitoring systems, aimed at forging a development plan for the smart shipping industry.
The two parties will cooperate to research and develop new energy-powered ships and energy saving and environmental protection devices. They also plan to design strategies to promote the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from ships.
As one of the country's largest shipbuilders, CSSC's new shipbuilding orders in tonnage surged 34.2 percent from a year earlier to 5.35 million tonnes in the first half of the year, despite the impact of Covid-19, reports Xinhua.