Yang Ming orders five dual-fuel LNG container ships

Yang Ming orders five dual-fuel LNG container ships
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Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation has placed an order for five 15,500 TEU LNG dual-fuel container ships with HD Hyundai Heavy Industries, with delivery set for 2026. The new ships will be equipped with a high-pressure LNG dual-fuel main engine, a ballast water treatment system, and a broadband marine satellite system in addition to an advanced integrated system for navigation information and operational monitoring. These technologies will help capture big navigational data and improve ship safety, according to the shipper.
A taskforce is being established to monitor energy efficiency and future marine fuel development. Yang Ming says the new ships will assist the company in achieving its maritime net-zero carbon emissions objective by 2050, a goal that is necessitated by concerns over rising CO2 levels.
Currently, the company has a fleet consisting of 94 vessels with a capacity of around 715,000 TEU. The addition of these five 15,500 TEU LNG dual-fuel container ships will enable Yang Ming to improve its operational efficiency and enhance its CO2 emission reduction program.
Using LNG as a marine fuel is expected to lower CO2, sulfur oxide (SOx), and particulate matter emissions during combustion and eliminate sulphur oxide and fine-particle emissions caused by the combustion of bunker oil.
In recent years, the notion of decarbonization in the shipping industry has gained traction, with many shipowners launching initiatives to reduce CO2 emissions. This goal is critical in the global fight against climate change and the push towards a more sustainable future.


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