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Yang Ming new 2,800 TEU vessel is named 'YM Centennial'

TAIWAN's Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp (Yang Ming) recently held a naming ceremony for its 2,800 TEU class full container vessel 'YM Centennial' at CSBC's Kaohsiung shipyard

26 August 2020 - 19:00

TAIWAN's Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp (Yang Ming) recently held a naming ceremony for its 2,800 TEU class full container vessel 'YM Centennial' at CSBC's Kaohsiung shipyard.

The vessel is the fourth of its ten 2,800 TEU full container ships constructed by CSBC.



The ceremony was jointly officiated by Yang Ming chairman Bronson Hsieh and CSBC chairman Cheng Wen-Lon. Chang Hsiao-Wei, wife of Yang Ming CCO and senior vice president Frank Chang, had the honour to officially name the ship during the ceremony.



The new ship is designed with scrubber system and energy-saving Sea Sword Bow technology. In addition, it's equipped with integrated computer-based system for controlling and monitoring the automated installations of periodically unattended machinery spaces. Its monitoring devices also allow reduced scope of tail shaft survey. Both technologies enable higher efficiency at sea.



The vesssel is also certified with 'Smartship H, Et, I' notations by CR Classification Society. YM Centennial will be the first vessel to receive DNV GL SmartShip notations including 'SmartShip OE (Operating Enhancement)' and 'PE (Performance Enhancement)' in Taiwan.



The YM Centennial will be deployed on Yang Ming's Taiwan-Philippines direct service (TPE service) on September 8 and will provide efficient delivery service between Kaohsiung and Manila, reports AJOT.


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