Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) has welcomed its newest 11,000 TEU container vessel YM Tutorial.
The vessel was chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. and built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.
The YM Tutorial was named at a ceremony held at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard on 17 June and has entered Yang Ming’s transpacific West Coast route PS6 on 15 July.
The port rotation for the first voyage of YM Tutorial in PS6 will be Qingdao – Ningbo – Pusan – Los Angeles – Kobe – Qingdao.
The company has ordered a total of 14 11,000 TEU containerships through long-term charter agreements with ship owners, and the YM Tutorial is the 12th vessel in the series.
This type of vessel 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 of up to 23 knots.
The containerships have also been equipped with scrubbers, Water Ballast Treatment Plant and Alternative Marine Power system to adhere to environmental regulations.
Yang Ming said this type of vessel adopts the twin-island design to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility to ensure greater efficiency and safety, as well as increase energy saving and reduce overall emissions.
Their dimensions enable them to call at major ports worldwide and pass through the new Panama Canal with little restriction.
Yang Ming has taken delivery of 12 vessels since 2020 to meet customer demand. The latest addition to its fleet was the YM Tranquillity, delivered on 14 June.
The sum accounts for an increase of 71.32 per cent compared with NTD 62.28 billion ($2.1 billion) from the same period of previous year.