Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (Yang Ming) was established on December 28, 1972. Since that time, our staff members across the world have observed our core value of “Teamwork, Innovation, Honesty and Pragmatism” in enhancing our transportation expertise and service quality. We have dedicated ourselves to providing global and sophisticated marine transportation services. By providing our customers with high-quality “punctual, speedy, reliable, and economical” services, Yang Ming has become one of the leading shipping companies in the world.

At May of 2016, Yang Ming operates a fleet of 109 vessels with a 6-million-D.W.T / operating capacity 593 thousand TEUS, of which container ships are the mains service force.

As a result of our effort to enhance our global competitiveness, Yang Ming has won the following awards and certificates since 1996: National Outstanding Quality Award of R.O.C. (Taiwan), International management code for the safe operation of ships and for pollution prevention (ISM Code), International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code), ISO 9001 Quality Management, ISO 14001 Environmental Management, ISO 27001 Certificate for Information Security Management System, TOSHMS 2011 Certificate for Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System, and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System Certificates, Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism(C-TPAT), Authorized Economic Operator(AEO).

We summarize Yang Ming's corporate culture as below:

Emphasis is placed on the spirit of teamwork: Through team cooperation, team learning, and strict quality control in each link, we strive to maximize the synergy of the entire Yang Ming Group.

Honesty is given the first priority: We endeavor to be honest in whatever we do and whoever we deal with. We require mutual respect, give care to society, and take delight in work.

Pragmatism is our attitude: We always put our feet on the earth, are practical and do our job immediately.

Innovation is encouraged: We use new thinking to strive for breakthroughs, transcend tradition, and attain perfection and professionalism.

Decisions are based on humanism: We acknowledge the value of everyone's work and provide our staff with a secure, healthy and discrimination-free environment.

Harmony is greatly valued: We cooperate externally and harmonize internally; share interests with society, and coexist with the environment.

Society is embraced: We supply valuable transportation in society and serve the society and all the people.

Yang Ming " is transliterated from its two Chinese characters "陽明.""Yang Ming" refers to the sun and lightness. "Yang" refers to the sun, whereas "Ming" is the combination of the sun and the moon and often denotes "brightness," "clarity" or "enlightenment."

Logo Meaning : The logo is a square block shape integrated with our initials "YM". The "Y" stretches out from the bottom to the top, which signifies Yang Ming's endeavor for innovation. The "M" stands for grandeur, width and firmness, which implies that Yang Ming's employee teams work honestly and pragmatically for effective results. Our logo also delivers Yang Ming's core values of "Teamwork, Innovation, Honesty and Pragmatism."

The Red color implies Yang Ming's managing philosophy of sincere service.
The Grey color stands for Yang Ming's core values.

Teamwork-oriented: Grey is the mixture of black and white. It means successful work is done by the coordination and communication of mutual parties.
Innovative: Grey has the feeling of modern life and technology, which meet the spirit of innovation.
Honest and Pragmatic: Grey is a neutral color, not shining but also not so ignorable. Grey is a reliable color that embodies the pragmatic goals of doing the job right the first time.

The flow of a Wave is our Corporate Supplementary Pattern. This Wave not only represents Yang Ming's core business, sea transportation, but also our concern for the oceans and marine ecology. The Wave flows from left to right like a rising tiding, signifying Yang Ming's constant efforts to upgrade and keep our progress and efficiency to a peak.

In the face of rapid changes in shipping business environment and in our customers' request, to provide our customers with multiple choices and rapid shipping service, our managing policy includes unceasingly fortifying our strategic alliances with shipping partners, enlarging the shipping service network and increasing calling ports. In addition, through continuously using new information technology, upgrading computer systems, unifying the relevant information, and modifying working process, we provide electronic service to our customers and promote our working quality and quantity as well. The main services we provide include:

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation offers top-notch, scheduled container transportation service across Asia, Europe, America, and Australia, worthy of trust by customers. We have been continuing to upgrade our fleet and services in hopes of becoming one of the world’s best carriers.

Kuang Ming Shipping Corporation offers global bulk transportation service. It mainly uses the Panamax bulk ships to carry iron ore, coal and grain, etc. by time charter or voyage charter. It provides bulk transportation service across the world under the credo of "Steady Operation, Quality Service, Customers Uppermost, and Safety First."

Yang Ming has invested in exclusive terminals at Keelung, Kaohsiung and Taipei Harbors in Taiwan; Los Angeles and Tacoma in the United States; Antwerp in Belgium and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Currently, Kao Ming Container Terminal Corp. participated in terminal investment at Kaohsiung Harbor of Taiwan. The project, involving the construction of four berths, was completed in September, 2014 and the terminal has become Yang Ming’s Far East transshipment base.

YES Logistics Corporation, another affiliate of ours, offers total logistics service with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan. Besides, YES has set up offices in Shanghai, Shenzhen, Zhongshan, Xiamen, Ningbo, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hefei in China and in Hong Kong. It also maintains offices in Bangkok, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Rotterdam, and Denmark as well as agency network around the world. To enhance service capability and quality, YES is very aggressively developing proper logistics facilities. At the moment, YES operates Taiwan's a unique multi-temperature warehousing logistics center in Kaohsiung and a warehouse in Frankfurt, Germany. On the other hand, through joint venture, YES also gets involved in operation of cold chain warehouses and reefer depots in China. Integrated with logistics facilities, not only for sea freight and also for air freight, YES possesses the capability to offer supply chain management and total logistics solutions. The vision of becoming an outstanding logistics service provider is becoming true step by step. Yang Ming has established professional trucking companies in Taiwan, UK, USA and China. The company offers total logistics solutions to customers around the world according to their needs.

In order to raise public awareness of marine culture and fulfill Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Yang Ming opened YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum at Keelung in 2004. For permanent promotion of maritime cultural education, it established the “Yang Ming Cultural Foundation” on May 13th, 2005 and then opened the YM Museum of Marine Exploration of Kaohsiung at Cijin in 2007. Yang Ming hopes to bring people closer to marine culture through exhibitions and other activities held by these facilities.

In recent years, Yang Ming’s efforts to promote cultural undertakings have been validated again and again. We won, among others, the Ministry of Culture's Wenxin Golden Award and the National Outstanding Cultural Volunteer Award and the Ministry of Education's Social Education Award. The Ministry of Economic Affairs' Bureau of Industry awarded Yang Ming the Creative Life Industries Charter, and a unit of the Executive Yuan issued an English Services Emblem to Yang Ming. In 2013, Yang Ming won Creative Enterprise Award given by Ministry of Culture.

Quality Policy - Satisfying the customers, Innovating and Improving, Finding out the cause and effects for effi cient
problem-solving, Participating by all.

Safety Policy-Safety for personnel, Safety for ships, Safety for shipment.

Security Policy - Complying with the international covenant of ISPS (International Ship & Port Facility Security and
the project of C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), to assure counter-terrorist and security

2005 The UTI Carrier of the Year Award
  The Target Stores Ocean Carrier of the Year Award
  The Dollar Tree Stores Ocean Carrier of the Year Award
2006 The Dollar Tree Stores Ocean Carrier of the Year Award
  The Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award
  The Council of Cultural Affairs' Wenxin Golden Award
  Selected by CommonWealth Magazine as One of the Best Corporate Citizens Award
2007 The Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award
  The Williams-Sonoma Carrier of the Year Award
  Lowe's Carrier of the Year Award
  Target Corporation's Carrier of the Year Award
  The 15th place of CommonWealth CSR Award (the highest ranking among
domestic marine transport corporations).
  Dalian Harbor Cargo Container Contribution Award
  The Bureau of Health Promotion's Shinning Star Award
  The Logistics Management Quest for Quality Award
  The Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers'Vessel of Year Award
2008 California Government's Environment Protection Award
  The LOG-NET Outstanding E-commerce Award
  The Council of Cultural Affairs' Wenxin Golden Award
  The Council of Labor Affairs' National-class Friendly Workplace
  Bureau of Healthy Promotion's "2008 Most Healthy Workplace Award"
  2nd Place of the Bureau of Health Promotion's Let's Walk & Work Hiking for
Business Award
  Common Health Magazine's Happy & Healthy Company Award
  Global Vision Magazine's Outstanding CSR Enterprise
  The Target Store's Ocean Carrier of the Year Award
2009 Selected by Global Vision Magazine's as a Top 50 CSR Enterprises
  The LOG-NET Outstanding E-commerce Award
  The 15th place of CommonWealth Corporate Citizens (the only among domestic
marine transport corporations.)
  2nd place in World Trade Magazine's Liner Service evaluation
  Bureau of Healthy Promotion's "2009 Most Healthy Workplace Award"
  Wins by YM Uberty the 2008 Ship Award granted by Taiwan Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
2010 The LOG-NET Outstanding E-commerce Award
  Target Corporation's Carrier of the Year Award
  The Council of Labor Affairs' Friendly Workplace
  The Council of Cultural Affairs' Wenxin Golden Award
  Environmental Protection Administration’s “CO2 Reduction Label” Award
2011 The LOG-NET E-Commerce Excellence Award
  Rated by the Council of Labor Affairs as National-class Friendly Workplace
  OCAM Wins the Gold Award of 2011-2012 English Services Emblem
  Wins “CO2 Reduction Label” from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in 2011.
2012 Yang Ming Cultural Foundation Wins Social Education Award
  Yang Ming Wins 2011 LOG-NET E-Commerce Excellence Award
  The Williams-Sonoma’s Carrier of the Year
  Given the top spot in the most indicative category ”Overall Performance” in North American Shipper
Sentiment Survey by Containerisation International magazine (CI).
  Wins the Best Shipping Line Intra-Asia Award of Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs).
  Outstanding Unit for Implementing Labor Safety and Health--FIVE STAR AWARD
  Wins “CO2 Reduction Label” from the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) in 2012.
2013 Rated as the leading pack in North American Shipper Sentiment Survey by Containerisation International
magazine (CI).
  Yang Ming Wins Creative Enterprise Award.
2014 Yang Ming Wins the 2013 Carrier of the Year from Target Corporation.
  Yang Ming Wins 2014 Work-Life Balance Award.
  Yang Ming Again Wins A+ in the 11th 'Information Transparency and Disclosure Ranking System' Award.
  Wins the Best Shipping Line Asia-Europe Award of Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs)
  Yang Ming Wins Logistics Management 2014 Quest for Quality Award.
2015 Yang Ming Wins 11th China Freight Industry Award.
  Yang Ming Received A++ Ranking Award in the 12th “Information Transparency and Disclosure Ranking
  Wins the top 20% of the best TWSE/TPEx listed companies in the 1st Corporate Governance Evaluation.
  Wins 2014 Blue Circle Awards, GP Carrier of the Year and Carrier of Year from Target Corporation.
2016 Wins 2016 Intra-Asia Best Carrier Award

1996 ISO 9002 for Quality Management System
  International Safety Management (ISM)
2003 ISO 9001 for Quality Management System
  Membership of Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
2004 International Ship Security Certificate (ISSC) and ISPS Code for all vessels
  ISO 14001 for Environment Management System
2005 OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Management)
2008 ISO 27001 for Information Security Management System
TOSHMS (Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System)
2012 Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)


Occupying over 360 square meters of the 11th Floor of the Yang Ming Chidu Building (our group headquarters), Yang Ming's Exhibition Center is a cultural and historical display of the early roots of our marine transportation services which date as far back as the late 19th century during the Ching Dynasty in China.

Its displays are included :

The early history of the China Merchants Steamship Navigation Company which was founded in 1872, and which later merged with Yang Ming in 1995 as instructed by the Executive Yuan.

The course of change and development of the Yang Ming since our founding in 1972.

Some original callig raphy pieces by the late President Chiang Kai-Shek and other renowned figures in recent history.

Some unique antique nautical equipment that was formerly used on board our vessels in the last century.

This Foundation has been set up to promote national awareness of our nation's unique international status in Asia and the Pacific, thus making Taiwan an maritime country surrounded by a sea of "unlimited horizons." To realize this culture of "facing the ocean and viewing the world as our stage," the Yang Ming Cultural Foundation seeks to promote marine cultural understanding, tourism, and both domestic and overseas recreation.

According to related laws and regulations, this foundation is specifically created to:
Motivate national awareness of oceanic culture and marine ecology.
Administer related oceanic cultural activities such as exhibits, education, research, artifacts or crafts collections, promotions, sightseeing, leisure-time activities, innovation or other such efforts.
Reinforce and stimulate cultural and educational endeavors.
Inspire and pursue the collection, categorization, and publication of cultural and educational materials.
Nourish and conduct the management and implementation of other related oceanic culture activities or business.
Make every charitable effort for the public that conform to the purposes and principles of the Yang Ming Cultural Foundation.

To raise people’s realization of marine culture and fulfill its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Yang Ming refurbished a historical structure into a maritime land mark. The old building, standing in front of the Keelung Railway Station, was erected on May 4, 1915, and damaged during World War II. Now, it has been given a maritime new look and made into YM Oceanic Culture & Art Museum, which was opened on December 28, 2004. On May 13, 2005, the company further established the “Yang Ming Culture Foundation” for permanent promotion of marine culture education. YM Museum of Marine Exploration KAOHSIUNG, established at Cijin in cooperation with the Kaohsiung Bureau of Marine Affairs, was opened at the end of 2007 for the benefit of people in southern Taiwan.
We hope, through exhibitions and other activities, theses two facilities enable people
to get closer to the ocean, appreciate the ocean, protect the ocean, and work
and live harmoniously with the ocean.

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