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Yang Ming orders five LNG-fuelled boxships from HHI

Photo: Yang Ming YangMing and HHI signing
Yang Ming Marine Transport and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have signed a new shipbuilding contract for five 15,500 teu LNG dual-fuel container vessels.

These new vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2026, as part of Yang Ming’s mid-long term fleet plan.

“In response to the maritime net zero carbon emission target by 2050, Yang Ming is continuously building a green and energy-saving fleet. On top of implementing energy-efficiency retrofits and management on the existing fleet, a dedicated desk has been set up to monitor energy efficiency and the development of future marine fuels, “said Yang Ming. 

“These five 15,500 teu vessels, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, will be equipped with high-pressure LNG dual fuel main engine and ballast water treatment system to meet the latest environmental regulations. In addition, these vessels will feature an advanced integrated system for navigational information and operation monitoring, as well as broadband maritime satellite system. These technologies are integral for collecting navigational big data and enhancing the safety of the vessels,” it added.

Yang Ming currently operates a fleet comprising 94 vessels, with a capacity of approximately 715,000 teu.

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