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Taiwan: Yang Ming takes delivery of scrubber-equipped container vessel “YM Trillion”

23 Sep 2022

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) on Wednesday (21 September) announced the naming and delivery of its 11,000 TEU container vessel YM Trillion, equipped with scrubbers. 

The vessel is chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. 

Yang Ming’s attendees joined the event remotely at their Taipei office. Mr. David Yen, Chairman of T3EX Global Holdings Corp. was invited to officially name the vessel, and Ms. Alice Yen, daughter of Chairman of T3EX Global Holdings Corp. had the honour to perform the ceremonial cord-cutting to wish the ship and its crew the best of luck on their future voyages.

To further strengthen Yang Ming’s mid- to long-term operational efficiency, the company ordered a total of fourteen 11,000 TEU newbuildings through long-term charter agreements with ship owners. With the delivery of YM Trillion, all 14 11,000 TEU ships have joined Yang Ming’s fleet. 

These newbuildings 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 optimisation, reduce unit cost and offer greater transportation service.

This series of vessels has a nominal capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. With a length of 333.9 metres, a width of 48.4 metres, a draft of 16 metres, 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 system.

This type of vessel adopts the twin-island design to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility to ensure more efficiency and safety. The ship hull form optimisation will further increase energy saving and reduce overall emissions. 

In addition, the ships are designed with shorter length and beam, which makes them easier to manoeuvre during berthing or departure. The optimal dimensions can 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.

YM Trillion has been deployed on Yang Ming’s Trans-Pacific service PN3, which will meet customer needs, and maximise capacity utilisation. 

The port rotation of PN3 is Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Tacoma – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.

Related: Taiwan: Yang Ming names new scrubber-equipped container vessel “YM Throne”
Related: Taiwan: Yang Ming board approves construction of five LNG dual fuel 15,000 TEU vessels


Photo credit: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp.
Published: 23 September, 2022

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