Taiwanese Yang Ming Marine Transport is planning to build five new 15,000 teu containerships equipped with dual-fuel LNG marine engines.

The newbuilds are set to strengthen the company’s mid to long-term operational competitiveness and accelerate fleet renewal plans.  Yang Ming will be the first Taiwanese company to operate dual-fuel LNG powered containerships 

“Yang Ming develops its fleet deployment plan based on business projection and international environmental laws and regulations. As stricter regulations are being enforced globally to achieve zero emission, the company is factoring in the following benchmarks when determining choice of fuel types, and Yang Ming is using LNG for the new fleet on account of its relatively mature low-carbon technology,” said Yang Ming.

With the deployment of the new vessels, Yang Ming expects to reduce GHG emissions by at least 20% as compared to using traditional fuel.

Source: Seatrade Maritime News