Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) held the naming ceremony for its 2,800 TEU class full container vessel ‘YM Credential’ at CSBC’s Kaohsiung shipyard on July 31st.
The ceremony was officiated jointly by Yang Ming Chairman Bronson Hsieh and CSBC Chairman Cheng Wen-Lon. Mrs. Chen, Yu-Lin, wife of Yang Ming Chief Marine Technology Officer & Senior V. P. Jackie Ho, had the honor to officially name the ship during the ceremony.
YM Credential is the third of its ten 2,800 TEU full container vessels constructed by CSBC. With a length of 209.75 meters and a width of 32.8 meters, YM Credential has a nominal capacity of 2,940 TEU.
To comply with stricter environmental regulations, YM Credential is equipped with an advanced SOx Scrubber system; the newly-built vessel also adopts the energy-saving Sea Sword Bow technology to offer greater operational efficiency and eco-friendly advantages. Furthermore, YM Credential is equipped with integrated computer-based system for the controlling and monitoring of the automated installations of periodically unattended machinery spaces.
Its monitoring devices also allow reduced scope of tail shaft survey. Both designs enable safer navigation at sea. In addition to being recognized with Smart Ship notation from Classification Society (CR), YM Credential will be the first vessel to receive Bureau Veritas (BV) SMARTSHIP (MACHINERY 1) notation.
YM Credential will be deployed to Yang Ming’s intra-Asia service THX on August 7th and provide more efficient delivery service. The port rotation of THX is Cat Lai – Kaohsiung – Keelung – Hong Kong – Cat Lai – Kaohsiung – Taichung – Cat Lai.
Among the series of ten newbuildings, YM Celebrity and YM Continent were deployed to Yang Ming’s JTS service on May 27th and June 4th respectively this year. The remaining seven vessels are currently under construction and expected to join Yang Ming’s fleet by the second quarter of 2021.
According to the company’s analysis on the operational performance of YM Celebrity and YM Continent, the two ships can significantly reduce the fuel consumption by about 33% in comparison with the previous vessels. These eco-friendly smart ships coupled with scrubber installations will enhance Yang Ming’s operating cost, optimize the service quality and competitiveness of its global fleet.
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