Yang Ming takes delivery of new vessel

By Amy Su  /  Staff reporter

Sat, May 04, 2013 - Page 13

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp (陽明海運), the nation’s second-largest container shipping company by fleet size, yesterday took delivery of a new 8,626 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) vessel from CSBC Corp, Taiwan (CSBC, 台灣國際造船).

The new vessel, YM Unicorn (營明輪), is the last of five 8,624-TEU vessels Yang Ming had ordered from CSBC.

“Following the delivery of YM Unicorn, we are still building the other five 4,500-TEU container ships for Yang Ming,” CSBC, the nation’s only listed shipbuilder, said in a statement.

The new ships would be delivered between this year and next year, it said. The YM Unicorn is to be deployed in shipping lanes between Asia and North Europe.