Yang Ming Marine Transport inks shipbuilding agreement with HD Hyundai Heavy Industries for five 15,500 teu LNG dual fuel container vessels.

The shipping liner giant says the vessels are scheduled to be delivered in 2026, as part of Yang Ming’s mid-long term fleet plan.

The signing of the contract was conducted by Captain James Jeng, Yang Ming’s Chief Marine Technology Officer, and Mr. Jae Ho Kang, Hyundai Heavy Industries’ Executive Vice President.

“In response to the maritime net zero carbon emission target by 2050, Yang Ming is continuously building a green and energy-saving fleet,” said the company, adding that a dedicated desk has been set up to monitor energy efficiency and the development of future marine fuels.

The five new 15,500 teu vessels, to be built by South Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries, will be equipped with high-pressure LNG dual fuel main engine and ballast water treatment system.

In accordance with Yang Ming´s statement, the 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.

With the five 15,500 teu LNG dual fuel container vessels, Yang Ming will be able to optimize its fleet, reduce operating costs, and improve carbon emission reduction, as the liner giant claims.

Yang Ming’s current operating fleet comprises 94 vessels, with a capacity of approximately 715,000 teu.