Jiangnan Shipyard officially named its self-developed container ships as "KUN" series
"KUN" the big fish in ancient Chinese legend, lives in the deep northern ocean. It is written in the representative work of Philosopher and litterateur Zhuang Zhou of the Warring States Period 《Zhuangzi-Inner Chapters-The Carefree Excursion》: In the northern ocean there is a fish, called the "KUN", I do not know how many thousand li in size. This KUN changes into a bird, called the “PENG”. Its back is I do not know how many thousand li in breadth. When it is moved, it flies, its wings obscuring the sky like clouds. When on a voyage, this bird prepares to start for the Southern Ocean, the Celestial Lake. KUN lives in the boundless sea and sky. Only the sea and sky can foil its grandeur and vastness. KUN's image is full of strange imagination and romantic color. It is the symbol of a free soul unblinded and unfettered by external things.
There must be a heroic figure of KUN in the boundless sea. Jiangnan Shipyard focuses on the main construction products field, regards customer’s needs as the center, takes the high efficiency, the green and the energy conservation environmental protection as the target, bases on the concept of tight coupling between research & development design and production, Launches the independently developed design of the ultra-large container ships and names it "KUN". At the meantime, the names and the LOGO colour will be further distinguished according to the type of fuel and the class of container capacity of the ship. For example, the 14000TEU container ship that uses LNG as fuel will be named KUN-14N, the LOGO colour is blue; The 16000TEU container ship using methanol as fuel will be named KUN-16M,the LOGO colour is green; The 15,000TEU container ship that uses ammonia as fuel will be named KUN-15A, the LOGO colour is green; The 15,000TEU container ship that uses fuel oil will be named KUN-15D, the LOGO colour is dark blue and so on.
"KUN", embodies the Chinese culture is great and time-honored. It also symbolizes that Jiangnan Shipyard will continue to innovate and pursue excellence with the spirit of KUN in the field of the ultra-large container ship design and construction. The successful naming of KUN is a new breakthrough for Jiangnan Shipyard in the field of independent research and development of the ultra-large container ships, and it will also lead Jiangnan Shipyard to build a world-class brand.