September 24, 2023
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Yang Ming and Hyundai Heavy Industries Collaborate for Five Environmentally Friendly LNG Dual Fuel Container Vessels

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. (Yang Ming) and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (Hyundai Heavy Industries) have joined forces to sign a shipbuilding contract for a series of five cutting-edge LNG dual fuel container vessels with a capacity of 15,500 TEU. The agreement was finalized by Captain James Jeng, Chief Marine Technology Officer of Yang Ming, and Mr. Jae Ho Kang, Executive Vice President of Hyundai Heavy Industries. These state-of-the-art vessels are expected to be delivered in 2026, as part of Yang Ming’s strategic plan to modernize and optimize its fleet.

In line with the maritime industry’s ambitious goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Yang Ming is committed to constructing an eco-friendly and energy-efficient fleet. Alongside implementing energy-saving retrofits and adopting efficient fleet management practices, the company has established a dedicated unit to oversee energy efficiency and the development of future marine fuels.

The upcoming LNG dual fuel container vessels, to be constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries, will feature a high-pressure LNG dual-fuel main engine and a ballast water treatment system to comply with the latest environmental regulations. Additionally, these vessels will incorporate advanced integrated systems for navigational information and operational monitoring, as well as a broadband maritime satellite system. These cutting-edge technologies are crucial for gathering navigational data and enhancing vessel safety.

Yang Ming’s current operating fleet consists of 94 vessels, boasting a total capacity of approximately 715,000 TEU. The addition of these five LNG dual fuel container vessels will enable Yang Ming to optimize its fleet, reduce operational expenses, and make significant strides in carbon emission reduction. The enhanced fleet flexibility will bolster the company’s overall competitiveness and enable it to deliver comprehensive and high-quality services to its valued customers.

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