Chonqing, China Welcomes First 10,000 DWT Vessel

Chongqing, China at night
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Vessels with a capacity of up to 10,000 deadweight tons (DWT) can now access the world's largest municipality. 

Last week, the ship Innovation 5, loaded with over 5,000 tonnes of soybeans, docked at Jiangjin Luohuang Port in Chongqing, located in southwestern China. This marked the first time a vessel of the 10,000 dwt class navigated the upper reaches of the Yangtze River, which is China’s longest river.

The sea-going ship embarked on its journey from Ningbo-Zhoushan port and made its way through the Three Gorges Dam before arriving in Chongqing. The Innovation 5 measures 130 meters in length, has a registered deadweight of 9,832 dwt, and a design draft of 6.1 meters.

Chongqing, situated at the meeting point of the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, is a vast municipality in southwestern China, home to more than 30 million people.