Tuesday, April 6, 2021

YM Target Makes 1st North American Call

In its first visit to North America, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp’s latest 11,000 TEU-vessel recently called at Terminal 18 in the Seattle Harbor, the Northwest Seaport Alliance announced.

One of the company’s new T-class level ships, the 1,089-foot-long, 175-foot-wide YM Target is part of THE Alliance’s PN3 service, which gives shippers direct and expedited links to and from Asia, with stops in Hong Kong, Yantian, Shanghai, Busan, Vancouver, Seattle and Kaohsiung.

The vessel has a capacity of 12,690 TEUs and features 1,000 reefer plugs.

“The Taiwan-based carrier has commissioned new vessels to enhance its global fleet and service network, in addition to addressing environmental and safety regulations,” according to NWSA, adding that a pair of T-class vessels are already working in THE Alliance’s PN2 route serving Southeast Asia and Yantian and calls the Tacoma Harbor.