The vessels, built by Imabari Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. in Japan, were named at a Dec. 21 ceremony held. YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom are the second and the third of five 14,000-TEU containerships Yang Ming chartered from Shoei Kisen Kaisha Ltd. They are sister vessels of YM Wellbeing, which was delivered to Yang Ming in October.
This type of ship is designed with a nominal capacity of 14,220 TEUs and is equipped with 1,000 reefer plugs. Its length overall is 366.44 meters, with a beam of 51.2 meters and summer draft of 15.524 meters. The vessel can cruise at a speed up to 23 knots.
YM Wonderland and YM Wisdom are expected to be delivered to Yang Ming in February and deployed to THE Alliance’s Asia-Europe service.