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Yang Ming readies another five 14,000 teu ships

Taipei: Taiwanese containerline Yang Ming Marine Transport is looking at ordering another five 14,000 teu containerships. This Thursday sees the maiden voyage of Yang Ming’s first ship above 10,000 teu in size. In total Yang Ming has fifteen 14,000 teu ships to come, 10 at Hyundai Heavy Industries and five at CSBC on local soil. The ships are being chartered in from Seaspan. Now however, the plan is to order a further five for delivery in 2017.

All these ships will go on the Asia – Europe trades.

According to statistics from Alphaliner, Yang Ming is the 14th largest containerline in the world with a total fleet, including newbuilds, of 463,329 teu.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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