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YANG Ming took delivery of the new, chartered 11,000-TEU YM Tranquility on 14 June.

The vessel was chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha. Imabari Shipbuilding built the vessel.

YM Tranquility was named at a ceremony held at Imabari Marugame Shipyard on 14 June. Yang Ming’s attendees participated in the ceremony virtually at their Taipei office.

King-Freight Group chairman June-Pong Tseng was invited to officially name the ship. Ling-Chu Liao, wife of the chairman, performed the ceremonial cord-cutting to wish the ship and its crew the best of luck on their future voyages.

Yang Ming has ordered 14 newbuild 11,000-TEU ships through long-term charter agreements. YM Tranquility is the 11th in the series and will be delivered on 22 June.

The shipping line said this type of vessel has a nominal capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1000 plugs for reefer containers.

The vessels have a length of 333.9 metres, a width of 48.4 metres and a draught of 16 metres. They are designed to cruise at a speed of up to 23 knots.

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YM Tranquility is equipped with various environmental features including scrubbers, a water ballast treatment plant and an alternative marine power system.

The vessels in this series feature a twin-island design to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility to ensure more efficiency and safety.

The ships are designed with shorter length and beam, which Yang Ming says makes them easier to manoeuvre during berthing or departure.

The hull dimensions enable these ships to call at major ports across the world and pass through the new Panama Canal with no restriction.

Yang Ming started taking delivery of these new vessels in 2020.

Yang Ming said YM Tranquility will be deployed on its trans-Pacific service PN3 after delivery.

The port rotation of PN3 is Hong Kong – Yantian – Shanghai – Pusan – Vancouver – Tacoma/Seattle – Pusan – Kaohsiung – Hong Kong.

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