Taiwan’s Yang Ming Marine Transport is weighing up an order for its first ultra-large containership (ULC) of between 23,000 teu and 24,000 teu as part of its fleet renewal programme.

Shipbuilding sources said Yang Ming has shown interest in the vessel size and has asked shipyards for newbuilding information.

In a virtual investor conference held on 19 July, general manager Du ShuChin confirmed that Yang Ming is evaluating a plan to build large boxships.