On August 13th, the 2020 Yangtze River Cruises Green & Intelligent Development Forum was held in Chongqing by Southwest Regional Committee of China Classification Society (CCS) with the support of Chongqing Guanda Century Cruises Company. With the theme of "enhancing the application of green intelligent technology of Yangtze River cruises and promoting the high-quality development of Yangtze River shipping", the practical application, experience sharing, achievement summary and prospect of green & intelligent technologies, as well as ship epidemic prevention safety guidelines of Yangtze River shipping in recent years have become the focus of the forum. More than 20 representatives from Chongqing Municipal Transportation Bureau, Chongqing Maritime Safety Administration, Yangtze River cruise companies, design institutes and related shipping enterprises attended the forum.
At the forum, Chongqing Guanda Century Cruises Company presented the application results of green & intelligent technologies of the Century Glory Cruise, Chongqing Dongjiang Industrial Co., Ltd. shared the application situation of new DC networking technology of Victoria Sabrina Cruise, Chongqing Yangtze Gold Cruises Co., Ltd introduced the experience since the Yangtze River cruises resumed navigation with the theme of "Three Gorges Returns, New Sailing Resumes", and CCS demonstrated the technical requirements and application case analysis of Safety Guide for Ship Epidemic Prevention to the industry. Around the topic of work resumption of the Yangtze River cruises after the epidemic, the application of new technologies, ship epidemic prevention, etc., the participants had a full exchange and heated discussion.
Leaders from Chongqing Municipal Transportation Bureau and Chongqing Maritime Safety Administration introduced the cruise ships resumption status and the work organized by the competent departments. Expectations and suggestions were raised to strengthen the normalized epidemic control and operational safety management after the cruise resumes sailing.
Participants expressed that they would actively practice the concept of "lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets", and would work together to practice the application of green & intelligent ship technologies under the guidance and support of policies and the promotion of norms, so as to contribute to the high-quality development of Yangtze River shipping.
During the forum time, a ceremony for awarding the green & intelligent notation for the Century Glory Cruise was held. The general manager of CCS Chongqing Branch awarded the green & intelligent notation plaque for the Century Glory Cruise to Liu Yan, the president of Chongqing Guanda Century Cruises Company. This cruise is the first cruise ship designed and built in accordance with CCS Code for Green Ships in Inland Rivers and Code for Intelligent Ships in the Yangtze River, and has obtained class notations such as "Green Ship-I", "Intelligent Ship (E)" and "Electric Propulsion System". It is the latest achievement for CCS and Yangtze River luxury cruises to jointly promote the application of green & intelligent new technologies.