On June 30, 2020, 10:38 a.m., a 2700-meter lane multipurpose Ro-Ro ship M/V “Bohai Hengtong” launching ceremony was successfully held in Longkou construction base of CIMC Raffles. The ship is built by CIMC Raffles Offshore Limited (CIMC Raffles) for Bohai Hengtong Ferry Co. LTD. The representatives from Longkou Government, Bohai Ferry Group Co., LTD., Hengtong Logistics Co., LTD., Longkou Port Co., LTD.,CCS and CIMC Raffles attended the ceremony.

Asia Largest Multipurpose Ro-Ro Ship built by CIMC Raffles launched

Main dimension of this Ro-Ro:

  • Length overall 189.9 meters
  • Breadth Moulded 26.4 meters
  • Upper deck height 15.4 meters,
  • Lane width 3 meters
  • Lane Length 2700 meters
  • Design draft 6 meters
  • Range about 5000 nautical miles
  • Service speed 17 knots

This project is currently the largest multipurpose ro-ro ship in Asia, is modernized and environmental-protection, was designed for transportation of all kinds of trucks, cars and containers, and will be operating in Bohai Bay.

This ship equipped with twin-motor, twin-shaft & propeller. medium-speed diesel engines was selected, which drive the CPP. through gear box and long shaft. One bow thruster, one pair fin stabilizers and anti-roll tanks were equipped. gym, entertainment system were equipped for crews.

3rd. Deck has a fore and Stern ramp for roll up and roll down, one elevator for going to 1st deck, and a ramp for going to 5 deck. Bow door was shaped as Lines Plan which makes the bow view look nice.

This project is the first Ro-Ro ship project of CIMC Raffles . In order to achieve high-quality delivery, CIMC Raffles  arranged the best technical team, production team and management team. With the support of the governments and relevant departments,  CIMC RAFFLES established its first Ropax production line , which provided strong support for the project building.

Source: CIMC Raffles