Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. has revealed that its ten 2,800TEU container vessels, currently being constructed by CSBC, will receive Smart Ship notations from international classification societies. Starting this year, these ships will be delivered and deployed to the company’s intra-Asia services.
ABS, DNV GL, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Classification Society (CR), a Taiwanese non-governmental and non-profit class society, that is not a member of the International Association of Classification Societies, are the organisations that will award notations to the YM container ships for their technology equipment.
Five of the series of vessels, YM Celebrity, YM Continent, YM Certainty, YM Credibility and YM Continuity, will be the first batch of container ships 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, says Yang Ming, that these vessels are equipped with smart information infrastructure of big data acquisition and cloud transmission, which enables ship structure endurance monitoring and future structural health awareness through ABS’s customised analysis programme to ensure sailing safety.