Yang Ming has announced the official completion and delivery of YM Together, a new 11,000TEU container vessel chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The ship will soon begin Yang Ming’s PN3 Transpacific operation, providing cargo delivery service between Asia and North America, on 5 December. The order port rotation on this route is Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.
To facilitate medium to long-term operation, Yang Ming has partnered with professional shipowners for the construction of 14 11,000 TEU container ships. YM Together is the ninth vessel that was named by shipowners at a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard on 18 November.
This ship has a capacity of 11,860TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. YM Together measures 333.9 meters in length and 48.4 meters in width. With a draft of 16 meters, the ship 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 (BWTS), and Alternative Marine Power system (AMP). The twin-island design is adopted to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility. Furthermore, the hull form is optimised 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, according to YM’s statement.
YM Together is the ninth in a series of container vessels that saw the first delivery in 2020. Construction and delivery of the remaining five ships will be completed consecutively by 2022.
With the newest now joining the fleet, Yang Ming said it is able to rejuvenate its entire global fleet while also cutting down on energy consumption and unit cost.