MV YM Wellbeing. Photo: MarineTraffic.com/Dennis Mortimer
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. They belong to the same type as YM Wellbeing (christened in September 2018), YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom which were delivered to Yang Ming recently. The ships are designed with a nominal capacity of 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. They have a LOA is 366.44 meters, a beam is 51.2 meters, and a summer draft is 15.524 meters. The vessel can cruise at a speed up to 23 knots.
YM Warranty and YM Wellspring also mark the last of 20 newbuild 14,000 containerships that have been added to the Yang Ming fleet since 2015. In addition to the 14,000 TEU vessels, Yang Ming will also deploy ten self-owned 2,800 TEU ships and fourteen chartered-in 11,000 TEU ships, which are to be delivered during year 2020-2022.
“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,” the company said in a statement.
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