Chinese government cooperates with CSSC on smart ships

China’s Maritime Safety Administration of the Ministry of Transport has signed a deal with the China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) to cooperate in the field of smart shipping and environmental protection.

The agreement will accelerate China’s development of smart ships and smart transport management systems, as well as marine environmental protection technology, maritime policy, technical regulations research and training.

The Ministry and CSSC will also work on designing maritime policies and strategies to promote decarbonization of the shipping industry.

They said they would work in the field of cruise ships, large-scale LNG ships, and polar navigation ships, and also Beidou satellite navigation systems.

The two sides said they would cooperate on research and development of new energy-powered ships and energy saving and environmental protection solutions.