Yang Ming Launches Last 14,000 TEU Containerships

Yang Ming has christened the final two 14,000 TEU containerships in a five-vessel series built by Imabari Shipbuilding and chartered by Yang Ming. The two ships, YM Warranty and YM Wellspring, were named Tuesday during a ceremony at Imabari shipyard. YM Warranty and YM Wellspring are the fourth and fifth of the five 14,000 TEU Yang Ming chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha. … [Read more...]

Yang Ming Said to Be Set to Order Mega-Containerships

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Less than a week after Taiwanese container line Yang Ming reported its first net profit in 10 quarters, media today reported that the carrier is on the verge of ordering ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs). The unconfirmed reports follow industry rumours last week that Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) was about to join the ranks of CMA CGM and … [Read more...]

Troubled Shipping Line Yang Ming Cuts Iran Service

By Jonathan Saul and Faith Hung LONDON/TAIPEI, April 21 (Reuters) - Taiwan's troubled Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp is halting its container service to Iran, becoming the first foreign shipping line to abandon the route a year after international sanctions on Tehran were lifted, according to a company source. Yang Ming, the world's ninth largest container shipping line, … [Read more...]

Yang Ming Losses Continue to Mount After 2016 Slump

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming has added a 2016 US$492m loss to the net deficit of $258m the previous year. Revenue plunged to TWD115.4bn, from TWD127.6bn in 2015. Lars Jensen, chief executive and partner at SeaIntelligence Consulting, today described Yang Ming’s financial performance as “very negative”. Although all deepsea … [Read more...]