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August 5, 2022

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) will be adding another new 11,000 TEU class container vessel to its trans-Pacific service.


The port rotation of the vessel — which was recently named 'YM Throne'  — will follow the port rotation of PN3: Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Tokyo – Kobe – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.


Yang Ming said 'YM Throne' will be deployed on its Trans-Pacific service PN3 after delivery.


To further strengthen Yang Ming’s mid-to-long-term operational efficiency, it ordered a total of fourteen 11,000 TEU new buildings through long-term charter agreements with ship owners.


'YM Throne' is the thirteenth in the series and will be delivered on August 31, 2022.


Sustainable features


Yang Ming noted that this type of vessel has a nominal capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. With a length of 333.9 meters, a width of 48.4 meters, and a draft of 16 meters, these vessels are designed to cruise at a speed up to 23 knots.



The containerships incorporate various environmental features including scrubbers, Water Ballast Treatment Plant, and Alternative Marine Power systems.


This type of vessel also adopts the twin-island design to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility to ensure greater efficiency and safety.


Yang Ming noted that the ship hull form optimization will further increase energy saving and reduce overall emissions.


With a shorter length and beam, the ship is also easier to maneuver during berthing or departure.


"The new dimensions enable these ships to call at major ports worldwide and pass through the new Panama Canal with no restriction and facilitate greater flexibility in vessel deployment," the Taiwan-based ocean shipping company said.


Yang Ming started taking delivery of these new vessels from 2020. These additions can lower the average age of Yang Ming’s global fleet, reduce unit cost and achieve energy efficiency.


It added that the joining of 'YM Throne' will significantly enhance the competitiveness of Yang Ming's global fleet and service network.

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