Images of MV “YM Express” with the Statue of Liberty

Images of MV “YM Express” Photographed with the Statue of Liberty
Fully-cellular “Panamax” Containership 4,660-teu built in 2015

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was YM Express. Intermediate Containership 3,000-5,999 TEU, Call Sign D5HJ4, IMO Number 9496628. Built at CSBC (Kaohsiung), Liberia Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Length Overall of 259.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 246.40 m., Draught of 11.80 m., Beam of 37.30 m., Gross Tonnage of 47,950, Tonnage of 41,604 Suez Canal Net, 20,411 International Net and 56,415 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, Taiwan.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Total TEU Capacities of 4,660 Total, including 800 Reefer, 400 Reefer Plugs. Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks. No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE & AUXILIARIES: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC6.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 35,140mkW total at 90rpm. 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 8DK-28 – 4-stroke 8-cyl. 280mm x 390mm bore/stroke 5,700mkW total at 720rpm driving 3 x Nishishiba NTAKL-VCP – AC generator(s) at 7,140ekW total, (8,925kVA total) at 60Hz.

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Mecklenburger, 90rpm. 1 x Pos, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric), Kawasaki KT-157B5, 1,160rpm.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding contract price of US$ 75 mil (originally ordered in 2008).

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Port Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here against the Manhattan skyline as seen from the south. Port Wadsworth in the foreground. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership of 4,600-teu MV “YM Express” departing New York. Photographed here under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.


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Images of MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ Departing New York Harbor

MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ Photographed Under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge
Fully-Cellular, Panamax Containership, 4,250-TEU built in 2009 at Samsung Heavy

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was Zim Luanda. Call Sign 9HA2029, IMO Number 9403229. Vessel is able to transit the old locks in the Panama Canal. Built at Samsung HI, Malta Flagged, DNV Classed, Length Overall of 260.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 244.75 m., Draught of 12.60 m., Moulded Depth of 19.30 m., Beam of 32.25 m., Gross Tonnage of 40,030, Tonnage of 24,450 International Net, 16,440 Light Displacement and 50,025 Dwt (long). Design Samsung 4250 TEU by Samsung HI.

VESSEL’S OWNERS & MANAGERS: Danaos Shipping Co. Ltd., Greece. Vessel demise charterer is ​ZIM Integrated Shipping Services Ltd.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,250 Total, 2,900 Homogeneous and 660 Reefer, 7 Holds, 16 Hatches. 330 x Sockets, Reefer. No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 8K90MC-C6.2 – 2-stroke 8-cyl. 900mm x2300mm bore/stroke 36,560mkW total at 94rpm.

AUXILIARIES: 4 x Aux. Diesel Gen – Daihatsu 6DK-28 – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 280mm x 390mm bore/stroke 7,600mkW total at 720rpm driving 4 x AC generator(s) at 7,200ekW total, (9,000kVA total) at 60Hz, 1 x Emergency Diesel Gen. – Cummins Inc LTA10-D(M) – 4-stroke 6-cyl. 125mm x 136mm bore/stroke at 1,800rpm driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 60Hz.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Bow detail. Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Accommodation and chimney stack detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Stern detail. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here against the Lower Manhattan skyline and One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

Panamax containership MV ‘ZIM Luanda’ departing New York Harbor. Seen here by the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Containership MV ‘MOL Glide’ inbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images.

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Images of MV ‘YM Evolution’ with Statue of Liberty and Lower Manhattan

Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ Departing New York Harbor
Panamax Containership 4,650 TEU built in 2014 at CSBC (Kaohsiung), Taiwan

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION & DESCRIPTION: Launch Name was YM Evolution. Call Sign BLHN, IMO Number 9496460. Built at CSBC (Kaohsiung), Taiwan Flagged, ABS, CCR Taiwan Classed, Length Overall of 259.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 246.40 m., Draught of 11.80 m., Moulded Depth of 19.40 m, Beam of 37.30 m., Gross Tonnage of 47,950, Tonnage of 41,600 Suez Canal Net, 20,410 International Net and 56,415 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp, Taiwan. Registered Owner: Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. Vessel’s International Ship Security Certificate (ISPC), as per company’s website. And, Vessel’s International Management Certificate (ISM), as per company’s website. Both certificates are issued by The Republic of China.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: 4,650 Total TEU Capacity, with 800 Reefer (400 x Sockets), Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, but is not able to transit the old locks. No Cargo Gear.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC6.1 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 35,140mkW total at 90rpm.

AUXILIARY ENGINES: 3 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 3 x Nishishiba NTAKL-VCP – AC generator(s) at 7,140ekW total, (8,925kVA total).

PROPULSION: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Center) (mechanical) (Ni-Al Bronze), Mecklenburger, 90rpm.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Vessel was reportedly ordered as newbuilding contract in April 2009 at US$ 75 million.

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Statue of Liberty. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’, the Statue of Liberty and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Lower Manhattan skyline. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax Containership MV ‘YM Evolution’ and the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge. Image credit: Karatzas Images

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Should one finds our pictures of interest, a license to copy, reproduce, download or obtain prints of these images can be secured via our commercial website at www.karatzas.nyc 

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Images of MV ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey

Images of MV ‘Dallas Express’ Entering the Port of New York / New Jersey             Panamax, Fully-cellular Containership Vessel, 4,800 TEU, built in 2000

VESSEL IDENTIFICATION: Ex-names are Antwerpen Express, Tokyo Express. Intermediate Containership 3,000-5,999 TEU, Call Sign DGAF, IMO Number 9193288. Built at Hyundai HI (Ulsan), Germany Flagged, DNV GL Classed, Ice Strengthened E Class, Length Overall of 294.00 m., Length Between Perpendiculars of 283.20 m., Moulded Depth of 21.80 m., Draught of 13.50 m., Beam of 32.20 m., Gross Tonnage of 53,300, Tonnage of 23,876 International Net, 19,823 Light Displacement and 66,084 Dwt (long).

VESSEL’S OWNERS / MANAGERS: Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH, Germany. Hapag-Lloyd Container Line GmbH is a subsidiary of Hapag-Lloyd AG.

CARGO HANDLING DETAILS: Teu Capacities of 4,800 Total, 3,370 Homogeneous and 740 Reefer, 6 Holds, 17 Hatches, Ship is able to transit the newly expanded locks of the Panama Canal, and is also able to transit the old locks. 370 x Sockets, Reefer.  No Cargo Gear.

MAIN ENGINE: 1 x Diesel – MAN B. & W. 7K98MC Mk5 – 2-stroke 7-cyl. 980mm x2660mm bore/stroke 40,037mkW total at 94rpm. Speed of 24.00 kts at 142.00 tonnes per day, Heavy Fuel Oil, Horsepower of 54,435.

AUXILIARY: 2 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 2 x AC generator(s) at 4,600ekW total, (5,750kVA total), 1 x Aux. Diesel Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 1,750ekW total, (2,187kVA total), 1 x Emergency Gen – 4-stroke driving 1 x AC generator(s) at 300ekW total, (375kVA total).

PROPULSOR & POSITIONING: 1 x FP Propeller (Aft Centre) (mechanical), 94rpm. 1 x Pos, 1 Bow Thruster(s) of 2100.00, Tunnel Thruster (Fwd.) (electric) at 2,100ekW total AC.

SALE & PURCHASE HISTORY: Reported newbuilding price of US$ 59 million, contracted in May 1998.


Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ sailing under the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ photographed against the Lower Manhattan skyline and the landmark skyscraper One World Trade Center. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey. Image credit: Karatzas Images

Panamax containership MV ‘Dallas Express’ entering the Port of New York / New Jersey; cruiseship MS ‘Norwegian Gem’ outbound. Image credit: Karatzas Images


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