Yang Ming Names Third CSBC Newbuilding

YM Enlightenment, a 4,662 TEU full-container vessel built for the Taiwanese shipping company Yang Ming by CSBC Corp., Taiwan, was named at a ceremony held at CSBC Kaohsiung Shipyard on January 5, 2015.

YM Enlightenment is the third of five 4,662 TEU full-container vessels built for Yang Ming by CSBC CORP. The new ship is 259 meters in length, 37.3 meters in width. It has 400 reefer plugs and a draft of 12.8 meters. The vessel can cruise at a speed up to 22.9 knots.

YM Enlightenment is to be deployed in the CPX Service (China – Pakistan Express).

Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp.(YM) is also introducing a new Japan-Taiwan-Thailand service (dubbed JT2 service ) beginning on January 8, 2015.

JT2 service is jointly operated by YM and APL CO. PTE LTD.(APL) with a total of three container vessels of nominal 1,800 TEU capacity. YM will deploy one vessel and APL will deploy two vessels. The rotation of JT2 service is Laem Chabang–Hong Kong – Kaohsiung – Osaka – Kobe – Moji – Hakata – Kaohsiung – Chiwan – Laem Chabang.