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Yang Ming deploys 11,000-TEU newbuild on trans-Pacific lane

  • The new ship is the ninth in fourteen 11,000-TEU container vessels to be chartered for service in the trans-Pacific trade
  • YM Together began its PN3 service on December 5

Yang Ming Marine Transport announced the completion and delivery of a brand-new 11,000-TEU container vessel for deployment on the carrier’s trans-Pacific operation.

The Taiwanese-based carrier in a release said the newbuild, “YM Together,” is a container ship chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha and built by Imabari Shipbuilding that will be utilized on Yang Ming’s PN3 Asia-North America route.

Yang Ming said it has partnered with professional ship owners for the construction of fourteen 11,000-TEU container vessels to facilitate medium to long-term operation.

This newest ship, the ninth vessel, was named by ship owners in a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard on November 18.

This ship has a capacity of 11,860 TEUs of standard containers and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. Measuring 333.9 meters in length and 48.4 meters in width, it has a a draft of 16 meters and 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, and alternative marine power system. 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.

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, thereby facilitating greater flexibility in vessel deployment.

YM Together began its PN3 service on December 5. The port rotation on this route is Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.

Photo courtesy of Yang Ming

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