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Yang Ming’s 2,800 TEU newbuilds to get Smart Ship notations – utilizing KONGSBERG’s data infrastructure, Vessel Insight

Recently Yang Ming announced that the 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 vessels will utilize Vessel Insight as a data infrastructure solution.

Extract from Yang Ming press release:

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).

Full press release can be found here.

The data infrastructure used in the newbuilds is Vessel Insight, delivered by KONGSBERG.

KONGSBERG is proud to be part of this great achievement by Yang Ming, which also marks the successful delivery of Vessel Insight as a data infrastructure enabling Smart Functions as part of the ABS Smart notation, says Kurt Swakhoven, VP Products, Kongsberg Digital.

Vessel Insight establishes the foundation for the implementation of Smart Functions and ensures reliable, efficient and secure data flow. Smart Functions typically provide information and/or recommendations for human decision-making, they are important tools to maximize asset efficiency and operational performance in order to reduce fuel consumption, emissions and operational expenses (OPEX).

With Vessel Insight, customers like Yang Ming can apply data analytics at various levels of sophistication and typically provides passive decision support for human-initiated operational decisions and actions.

Access to high quality data in secure manner are key elements of maritime digitalization and we are proud to be part of Yang Ming’s exciting journey, says Swakhoven.

Kurt Swakhoven
VP Products, Vessel Insight