Yang Ming Marine Transport will add one more new 11,000 TEU container vessel YM Throne. The vessel is chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha and built by Imabari Shipbuilding. The naming ceremony of YM Throne took place at Imabari Hiroshima Shipyard.To further strengthen Yang Ming’s mid to long-term operational efficiency, the company ordered a total of fourteen 11,000 TEU newbuildings through long-term charter agreements with ship owners. YM Throne is the thirteenth in the series and will be delivered on August 31st. This type of vessels has a nominal capacity of 11,860 TEU and is equipped with 1,000 plugs for reefer containers. With a length of 333.9 meters, a width of 48.4 meters, a draft of 16 meters, these vessels are designed to cruise at a speed up to 23 knots. The containerships incorporate various environmental features including scrubbers, Water Ballast Treatment Plant and Alternative Marine Power system.This type of vessels adopts the twin-island design to increase loading capacity and navigational visibility to ensure more efficiency and safety. The ship hull form optimization will further increase energy saving, reduce overall emissions and increase fleet diversity. In addition, the ships are designed with shorter length and beam, which makes them easier to maneuver during berthing or departure. The new dimensions enable these ships to call at major ports worldwide and pass through the new Panama Canal with no restriction, and facilitate greater flexibility in vessel deployment.The port rotation for the 1st voyage of YM Throne in PN3 is Hong Kong - Yantian - Shanghai - Pusan - Vancouver - Tokyo - Kobe - Pusan - Kaohsiung - Hong Kong.