Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. took delivery of one new 11,000 TEU container vessel today (27 April).
The newbuilding, called YM Trophy, was built by Imabari Shipbuilding and is chartered from Imabari Shipbuilding's subsidiary, Shoei Kisen Kaisha.
YM Trophy will be put into service immediately on Yang Ming’s Trans-Pacific route PS6 to provide efficient transport service between Asia and Pacific Southwest.
The port rotation for the first voyage of YM Trophy on PS6 is Qingdao – Ningbo – Pusan – Los Angeles – Kobe – Qingdao.
The Taiwanese carrier has ordered a total of fourteen 11,000 TEU container vessels through long-term charter agreements with ship owners, while YM Trophy is the tenth in the series.
It was named at a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard on 7 April.
Yang Ming said this type of vessel has a nominal capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers, while it has a length of 333.9 meters, a width of 48.4 meters, a draft of 16 meters and can cruise at a speed of up to 23 knots. Additionally, the container ship incorporates various environmental features including scrubbers, water ballast treatment plant and alternative marine power system.