Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) will be adding one new 11,000 TEU class container vessel to its intra-Asia service.
The vessel — which it recently named 'YM Cooperation' — will follow the KCX port rotation of Pusan – Shanghai – Xiamen – Singapore – Port Kelang – Pasir Gudang – Laem Chabang – Shekou – Pusan.
Nonetheless, Yang Ming said the vessel will firstly serve as an extra loader on Far East - Middle East service to ease the present tight-capacity situation and then be deployed on KCX service.
Yang Ming said among the series of ten 2,800 TEU full container vessels built at CSBC shipyard, 'YM Cooperation' is the last one to be delivered to Yang Ming.
The type of vessel has a nominal capacity of 2,940 TEU and is equipped with 353 plugs for reefer containers. With a length of 209.75 meters, a width of 32.8 meters, a draft of 11.2 meters. It is also designed to cruise at a speed up to 21 knots.
The newbuilding also adopts the Sea Sword Bow design to improve energy efficiency and optimize hydrodynamic performances, among others.
"YM Cooperation will be one of the first vessels to receive DNV SmartShip notations in Taiwan," Yang Ming said, adding that the notations, including SmartShip OE (Operational Enhancements) and PE (Performance Enhancements), indicate that the vessel is equipped with advanced features such as route specific container stowage to optimize container stowage flexibility and trim optimization to save fuel consumption.
These features, Yang Ming said, can greatly enhance vessel performance and effectively reduce GHG (GreenHouse Gas), and consequently help Yang Ming to fulfill its commitment to corporate sustainability and environmental responsibility.
Yang Ming had taken delivery of all ten 2,800 TEU new vessels.
Intra-Asia service focus
"As these new ships are entering into intra-Asia service, Yang Ming will be able to seize the opportunity created by ASEAN economic development, attain the competitive advantages in environmental protection and offer more efficient and comprehensive service," the Taiwan-based ocean shipping company said.
Yang Ming held the naming ceremony for its 2,800 TEU class full container vessel ‘YM Cooperation’ at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard on October 1.