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


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


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


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


'YM Trillion" is the final vessel in the series to join Yang Ming's fleet and was delivered on September 21.


Last August 31, Yang Ming took delivery of 'YM Throne,' the thirteenth in the series which was also deployed on the line's Trans-Pacific service.


Sustainable features


"These new buildings will lower the average age of Yang Ming’s global fleet and enhance vessel deployment. With environmental features, these eco-friendly ships will accelerate fleet optimization, reduce unit cost and offer greater transportation service," Yang Ming said.


The Taiwan-based container shipping company said like the other vessels in this series, 'YM Trillion' 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 speeds 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 would further increase energy saving and reduce overall emissions.


With a shorter length and beam, the ship is also easier to manoeuvre 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," Yang Ming added.


Yang Ming started taking delivery of these new vessels in 2020.