The company issued a statement according to which it will receive smart notations by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR).

Specifically, five of the series vessels, YM Celebrity’, ‘YM Continent’, ‘YM Certainty’, ‘YM Credibility’and ‘YM Continuity’, will be the first ones to be awarded ABS Smart notations, and will become the first in the world to do so.

It is stated that the notations will enable ship structure endurance monitoring and future structural health awareness.

In light of this achievement, Bronson Hsieh, Chairman of Yang Ming commented

We are proud to lead the industry in the development of smart functionality, which tends to enable owners and operators to improve their operation.

In addition, 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.

Also, two of the series vessels, “YM Credential” and “YM Constancy”, will be the first ones to get BV SMARTSHIP (MACHINERY 1) notation. This equips them with integrated computer based system for the controlling and monitoring of the automated installations of periodically unattended machinery spaces.

Furthermore, seven of the series vessels including ‘YM Continent’, ‘YM Credential’, ‘YM Centennial’, ‘YM Capacity’, ‘YM Certainty’, ‘YM Credibility’ and ‘YM Continuity’ are also certified by CR with ‘Smartship H, Et, I’ notations. These feature functions of smart hull-structural health estimation, smart energy efficiency-trim optimization, and smart integration platform.

Yang Ming concluded that the vessels will improve operational efficiency and deliver more innovative and professional services to customers worldwide.