A 45000DWT bulk cargo carrier of Zhoushan Port Group was formally put into use on May 11, which symbolizing completion of first phase construction on Sea to River shipping fleet invested by the group with 0.7 billion yuan in total. The ship, named Zhou Gang Hai No.8, will sail the route from Qingdao to Zhangjiagang, transporting iron sand for Shagang Steel group.
To develop self-owned fleet is an essential project carried out by the group to promote construction of international logistic island and implement a port and waterway strategy.
The project plans to build four bulk cargo carriers of 45000DWT by two stages in the coming two years. The first ship has been put into use in this March.