Yang Ming Launches Final Two Mega-Ships
Taiwanese liner Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation has announced the launch of two new ultra-large container vessels (UCLVs), which were officially named at Imabari shipyard on March 6, 2019.
The two ships, YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, have a container capacity of 14,000 TEU and will join the total of 20 UCLVs added to Yang Ming’s fleet since 2015.
Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. President Vincent Lin was invited to the naming ceremony. Ms. Wu Pao Chen, wife of Yang Ming Shanghai Office President T. S. Chia and Ms. Chen Mei Ching, wife of Yang Ming Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President Dannis Lee, acted as the Lady Sponsors.
YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, are the fourth and fifth of the five 14,000 TEU full-container vessels Yang Ming chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. They belong to the same type as YM Wellbeing, YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom which were delivered to Yang Ming recently.
"This type of ship is designed with a nominal capacity of 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. Its LOA is 366.44 meters, its beam is 51.2 meters, and its summer draft is 15.524 meters. The vessel can cruise at a speed up to 23 knots," said a press release.
Since 2015, a total of 20 newly-built 14,000 TEU full-container vessels have been added to the Yang Ming fleet. YM Warranty and YM Wellspring are the last two of them and will join Yang Ming’s service in the very near future.
In addition to the 14,000 TEU vessels, Yang Ming will also deploy ten self-owned 2,800 TEU ships and fourteen chartered-in 11,000 TEU ships, which are to be delivered during year 2020-2022.
With the modern, eco-friendly and highly efficient new vessels, Yang Ming will be able to provide customers worldwide with more efficient and cost-competitive services.