Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation’s (Yang Ming) ten 2,800 TEU class container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC CORPORATION, TAIWAN (CSBC), are going to receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR). The notations mean that Yang Ming holds the leading position on the path to marine digitalization and intelligence.
Five of the series vessels – “YM Celebrity”, “YM Continent”, “YM Certainty”, “YM Credibility” and “YM Continuity” will be the first batch of vessels to be awarded ABS Smart notations in the world. The notations include Smart INF (Data INFrastructure for Smart Function implementation) & Smart SHM (Structural Health Monitoring). The recognition denotes that these vessels are equipped with smart information infrastructure of big data acquisition and cloud transmission, which enable ship structure endurance monitoring and future structural health awareness through ABS’s customized analysis program to ensure sailing safety. “We are proud to lead the industry in the development of smart functionality, which tends to enable owners and operators to improve their operation,” said Bronson Hsieh, Chairman of Yang Ming. “By working with ABS we are demonstrating that the Yang Ming vessels are at the forefront of today’s vessel technology.”
Three of the series vessels – “YM Centennial”, “YM Capacity” and “YM Cooperation” – will be the first vessels to receive DNV GL SmartShip notations in Taiwan. The notations, including SmartShip OE (Operating Enhancement) and PE (Performance Enhancement), mean that these vessels are equipped with advanced technologies such as improving container load flexibility with route specific container stowage and fuel saving with trim optimization. The technologies will greatly enhance vessel performance and effectively reduce GHG (GreenHouse Gas).