Chinese-made tanker returns after voyage
"Landbridge Fortune," which was produced by the Dalian Shipbuilding Industry, has returned to China for the first time since being sent to sea in September, 2016.
Very Large Crude Carrier "Landbridge Fortune" [Photo: lbport.cn]
"Landbridge Fortune" is six times larger than Chinese aircraft carrier "Liaoning." It returned to the Port of Tianjin on February 12, 2018.
The massive tanker is 333 meters long, 60 meters wide and 30 meters tall. It can carry over 300,000 tons of crude, and can cover a distance of 25,000 nautical miles without refueling.
The ship transports oil mostly from the Middle East to locations in east Asia.
The Landbridge Group, which operates the ship, also has two other Very Large Crude Carrier ships in service.
"As a beneficiary of the Belt and Road initiative, our company is committed to helping China with crude oil exploitation, storage, processing and trade, which helps safeguard national energy security," said company President Ye Cheng.