Yang Ming adopts biofuel to its fleet and starts with two boxships

YM Masculinity was bunkered with biofuel at Singapore on 8th March

Yang Ming is adopting sustainable biofuel to its fleet, starting at Hong Kong and Singapore on March 7-8. The introduction of biofuel begins with Yang Ming’s 1,805 teu class container ship, YM Inception, and 6,600 teu class container ship, YM Masculinity.

These vessels are currently deployed on the Japan to/from Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Thailand service, JTC, and the Far East to/from Middle East service, CGX, respectively.

Both vessels have been bunkered with B24 biofuel.

The intention of Yang Ming is to incorporate biofuel into its annual fuel consumption.

Through the adoption of certified biofuel, the company says it aims to achieve “a year-on-year reduction in emissions and offer customers more eco-friendly transportation services.”

This sustainable fuel comprises a blend of fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) and very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO).

By embracing the biofuel, Yang Ming anticipates a significant reduction of approximately 20% in carbon emissions compared to conventional fuel oil.

Cheng Cheng-Mount, Yang Ming chairman said: “Despite the associated higher costs, Yang Ming plans to gradually expand the use of biofuel in 2024, continuing research and investment in new alternative energy sources to realize a 20% reduction in total carbon emissions by 2030 compared to the levels in 2018.”

As the company claims, it has until now implemented a range of energy-saving and emission reduction measures on its fleet.

Furthermore, the company expects the delivery of five newly-built 15,500 teu LNG dual-fuel container ships starting in 2026.