Yang Ming Line

Yang Ming Container Ship

Yang Ming Marine Transportation Corp. is the largest Taiwan-based global shipping logistics services company, operating a fleet of more than 100 vessels [101, as of Nov. 18], with a combined oprating capacity 643,000 TEUs. Over the first nine months of 2018, Yang Ming was ranked ninth among all carriers in U.S containerized import trade, with volume of over 700,000 TEUs, up 4 percent year-over-year, for a 4 percent share of that market. Over the same period, Yang Ming also ranked in ninth spot among carriers of U.S. containerized export trade, with volume of over 350,000 TEUs, up 0.2 percent, year-over-year, for a 3.7 percent share of that market.

Although Yang Ming Line is Headquartered in Keelung, Taiwan, it opeates numerous services that link Taiwan with mainland Chinese ports such as Shanghai, Ningbo, Xingang and Shekou. Other services link container ports in Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia with other ports in Europe (Antwerp, Hamburg, Rotterdam), Prince Rupert (Canada) and the U.S. (Oakland, L.A.)  Yang Ming is also a member of The Alliance, along with Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express (ONE).

12 Jul 2022
OSRA-22's immediate requirement for accurate billing of detention and demurrage fees has set off a scramble among ocean carriers and marine terminal operators to update their invoicing practices and systems.
Yang Ming Line container ship
16 Apr 2015
Yang Ming Line, Wan Hai Lines, Pacific International Lines and Cosco Container Lines have jointly kicked off a new container service between the Far East and the Middle East.
27 Mar 2015
OOCL and Yang Ming Line have expanded their joint China-Pakistan Express (CPX) Service by adding a direct call at Adani Hazira Container Terminal, a private facility in West India, starting in mid-April.
26 Jan 2015
The new carrier mega-alliances are set to shake up market share on the key Asia-North Europe liner trade while shippers will benefit from a greater choice of services, and probably lower freight rates, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
13 Jan 2015
Yang Ming Line has become the fourth carrier to offer a Richmond, Virginia, bill of lading for service on the James River container-on-barge service linking Richmond with Hampton Roads marine terminals.
13 Jan 2015
The YM Enlightenment, the third in a series of five identical 4,662-TEU container ships, was recently christened by Yang Ming Line at CSBC Corp. Taiwan’s Kaohsiung shipyard in China.
17 Dec 2014
Another set of historic rate increases are on tap for the trans-Pacific, as the 15 members of the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement announced hikes totaling $1,000 per FEU.
04 Dec 2014
The CKYHE Alliance this week received U.S. regulatory approval to further integrate its newest member, Evergreen Line, into its vessel-sharing agreement covering the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trade lanes.
27 Nov 2014
Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) became the latest carrier to postpone a port congestion surcharge for cargo entering North America via West Coast gateways, reversing a decision to impose the levy announced just days ago.
26 Nov 2014
For the second time in two weeks, three carriers are reversing their decision to implement port congestion surcharges, though the reason wasn’t immediately clear.
Container lines’ global schedule reliability from January 2012 through September 2014.
03 Nov 2014
Shippers are enduring the worst bout of congestion at Los Angeles-Long Beach in years, but some analysts who follow container shipping say the situation will soon improve.
20 Oct 2014
The South Carolina Ports Authority today received the first ship call of a new consolidated South American east coast service that brings additional post-Panamax vessels to Charleston.
08 Oct 2014
OOCL and Yang Ming Line have upgraded their joint China-Pakistan Express (CPX) Service with the addition of a new call at Port Kelang, Malaysia, on the eastbound leg.
07 Oct 2014
Carriers serving the trans-Pacific westbound trade from the U.S. to Asia will attempt to raise rates as of Nov. 1, arguing that rates currently “fall well below breakeven levels.”
19 Aug 2014
Taiwanese ocean carrier Yang Ming Line has upgraded its intra-Asia service network to better meet growing demand in the region.
12 Jul 2014
Wan Hai Lines plans to upgrade its intra-Asia service network by joining the West India-China direct service (WIN) operated by a consortium of NYK Line, X-Press Feeders, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming Lines.
02 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Maritime Commissioners yesterday unanimously voted to allow CKYH partners and Evergreen Line to discuss cooperating in the trans-Pacific and trans-Atlantic trades.
24 Jun 2014
The worst is over for the Asia-Europe container trade as slow-steaming and scrapping of old vessels begin to address excess capacity, according to a recent report from HSBC’s transport analysts.
06 Jun 2014
Despite recent improvements, global container lines’ schedule reliability and on-time container delivery have been worse every month so far this year versus last year.
Wan Hai ship
16 May 2014
Intra-Asia specialist Wan Hai Lines posted a modest $21.8 million profit in the first quarter as the carrier leveraged its network to remain the leading light among Taiwan’s top three shipping companies.
04 May 2014
Yang Ming Marine Transport has revamped its intra-Asia service network by forming new vessel-sharing and slot exchange arrangements with other ocean carriers on the routes.
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller
23 Apr 2014
What is today a small club of carriers operating or having ordered 18,000-TEU ships or larger is likely to grow, but not necessarily overnight, as carriers intensify their focus on reducing costs without regard to greater market or infrastructure implications.
REX3/RES2/ARC2 port rotation
24 Mar 2014
CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Lines and United Arab Shipping Co. will launch a new jointly operated, fixed-day weekly service...
Port of Shanghai
12 Mar 2014
Carriers’ schedule reliability from Shanghai to Oakland, Calif., showed the greatest variation in eastbound Asia-to-Southern California route performances...
18 Feb 2014
Evergreen Line has confirmed that it is in negotiations with the CKYH Alliance to form a new alliance...
MSC Mediterranean container ship
06 Feb 2014
Shippers should expect declining container ship reliability over the near term.
29 Jan 2014
Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement plan to increase Asia-U.S. rates by $300 per FEU, effective March 15...
23 Dec 2013
Hanjin Shipping is planning to invite Evergreen Line to join the CKYH Alliance to improve that network’s competitive posture, South Korean news agency Yonhap reports.
17 Dec 2013
Analysts expect no pickup in the performance of container shipping line Yang Ming for at least another year due its high unit costs, small ships and over-exposure to major East-West trades.
16 Dec 2013
Will there be a CKYH-E?
Empty container ship
26 Nov 2013
Container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 81.2 percent of the time in September, a small increase of 0.4 percentage point from August...
Container stack
21 Nov 2013
Container shipping lines operating from Asia to the U.S. intend to restore baseline freight rates for late holiday season shipments in December and the pre-Lunar New Year period in January.
Shipping containers in port with crane
16 Oct 2013
Container shipping lines in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement Westbound section are attempting to set...
26 Sep 2013
Yang Ming Marine Transport will launch Southeast Asia Service on Sept. 27.
In the next four years, MSC will challenge Maersk Line as the top ocean carrier.
17 Sep 2013
Mediterranean Shipping Co. will challenge Maersk Line as the world’s biggest ocean carrier over the coming four years, as it boasts the biggest order book for new vessels...
21 Aug 2013
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced that 12 shipping lines and 448 vessels have enrolled in its Clean Vessel Incentive program since it launched on Jan. 1, 2013.