Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) will be adding another new 11,000 TEU class container vessel on its trans-Pacific service starting December 5.
The vessel — which it recently named 'YM Together' — will follow the port rotation of PN3: Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.
Yang Ming said the additional ship will allow the line to provide highly efficient cargo delivery service between Asia and North America.
"With the newest now joining the fleet, Yang Ming is able to rejuvenate its entire global fleet while also cutting down on energy consumption and unit cost," the Taiwan-based ocean shipping company said.
"Over the past year, demands for maritime transport in the Americas and globally have seen a continuous uptick. With this newest member soon to be delivered and deployed in the Yang Ming global maritime fleet, the company will be able to achieve maximal capacity utilization, meet the needs of customers, enhance overall shipping operation, and optimize transport service," it added.
Yang Ming started taking delivery of these new vessels in 2020.
To facilitate medium to long-term operation, Yang Ming has partnered with professional shipowners for the construction of 14 11,000 TEU container vessels. "YM Together," is the 9th vessel that was named by shipowners at a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard on November 18.
This ship has the capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. "YM Together" measures 333.9 meters in length and 48.4 meters in width.
With a draft of 16 meters, the ship can travel at a speed of up to 23 knots. In addition, the ship is equipped with a range of environmental features including scrubbers, Water Ballast Treatment Plant (BWTS), and Alternative Marine Power system (AMP). The twin-island design is adopted to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility. The hull form is optimized to increase energy saving and reduce overall emissions.
Five more ships by 2022
Also, the hulk’s shorter length and beam can increase efficiency in berthing or departure, allowing the ship to pass through the Panama Canal and call at major ports worldwide with greater agility and thereby facilitating greater flexibility in vessel deployment.
Construction and delivery of the remaining five ships will be completed consecutively by 2022.