Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp has held a virtual naming ceremony for the YM Continuity, its new 2,800 container vessel.
YM Continuity has a nominal capacity of 2,940 TEU and is equipped with 353 plugs for reefer containers.
With a length of 209.75m, a width of 32.8m and a draft of 11.2m, YM Continuity is designed to cruise at a speed up to 21 knots, the carrier said.
The newbuilding adopts the Sea Sword Bow design to significantly save energy and optimize hydrodynamic performances.
The installation of scrubbers will help Yang Ming to fulfill its promise to reduce emissions of NOx and SOx.
Furthermore, YM Continuity is certified with ABS’ Smart INF and Smart SHM notations and CR Classification Society‘s “Smartship H, Et, I” notations.
The recognitions denote that the vessels is equipped with smart information infrastructure of big data acquisition and cloud transmission, which allow ship structure endurance monitoring and future structural health awareness through ABS’s customized analysis program to ensure sailing safety.
With the addition of 2,800 TEU newbuilds, Yang Ming’s intra-Asia service network will be significantly enhanced.
YM Continuity, the ninth in the series, will be deployed on Yang Ming’s service ‘JTS’ as of 1 July 2021. The port rotation of JTS is Nagoya – Tokyo – Chiba – Yokohama – Keelung – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Port Kelang – Singapore – Manila South Port – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong – Shekou – Xiamen – Nagoya.