Shipping company Yang Ming has announced the launch of two new ultra-large container vessels (UCLVs), which were officially named at Imabari shipyard on March 6, 2019.
The duo of megaships, called the YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, have a container capacity of 14,000 TEU and will join the total of 20 UCLVs added to Yang Ming’s fleet since 2015.
The two vessels are also the fourth and fifth 14,000 TEU ships that Yang Ming has chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, belonging to the same type as the YM Wellbeing, YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom, all of which were delivered to Yang Ming recently.
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According to a statement, this type of ship is equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs, providing capacity for the transport of refrigerated containers.
YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, the last vessels in the series of new-builds to be completed, are scheduled to join Yang Ming’s service in the near future.
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The shipping line has also revealed that it will deploy ten self-owned 2,800 TEU ships and fourteen chartered-in 11,000 TEU ships, which are expected to be delivered in stages between 2020 and 2022.
A further statement from Yang Ming read: “With the modern, eco-friendly and highly efficient new vessels, Yang Ming will be able to provide customers worldwide with more efficient and cost-competitive services.