Yang Ming Adds New 14,000 TEU Boxship to Its Fleet

Japan-based Imabari Shipbuilding held a naming ceremony for the new 14,000 TEU container vessel YM Wellbeing on September 18, 2018. 

The vessel is the first from the batch of five boxships Taiwan’s shipping firm Yang Ming Marine chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha, the shipowning arm of Imabari. 

The cotainership giant is the 16th 14,000 TEU vessel to join Yang Ming’s global container fleet. 

The new ship is designed with a nominal capacity 14,220 TEU and equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. It features a length of 366.44 meters and a beam of 51.2 meters. 

Yang Ming informed that it plans to deploy the new ship in THE Alliance’s MD2 service as of October 5. The ports of call are in the following order: Pusan–Qingdao–Ningbo–Shanghai–Kaohsiung–Shekou–Singapore–Piraeus–La Spezia–Genoa–Fos Sur Mer–Piraeus–Singapore–Hong Kong–Pusan. 

The company added that, with the newbuilding, it will gain more strength in the competitive market through this robust network and deliver more efficient and comprehensive services.   

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