A Transport Group with Excellence

Established on December 28, 1972, Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (YM) specializes in container transportation with service routes crisscrossing Asia, Europe, the Americas, Australia, and Africa. To date, we have set up over 241 global offices in 87 countries. Our regional centers in the U.S., Panama, Germany, Greece, and Singapore offer uninterrupted services.

Since the beginning, YM has upheld its core values of “Teamwork, Innovation, Integrity, and Pragmatism.” We deliver quality marine transport services with punctuality, speediness, reliability, and economy. We are committed to fulfilling our vision of becoming an outstanding marine transport corporation in the world.

Through partnerships with key global competitors, YM is able to effectively coordinate its global operation resources and provide customers with more comprehensive transport services.

As part of the effort to increase international competitiveness and service quality, YM has so far acquired an array of local and foreign certifications.

At June of 2024, Yang Ming operates a fleet of 94 vessels with a 7.959-million-D.W.T / operating capacity 707 thousand TEUS, of which container ships are the mains service force.

ISO 9001
Quality Management
Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management
Quality shipping for the 21st century
ISO 14001
Environmental Management
Certificate for Taiwan Occupational Safety and Health Management System
Customs – Trade Partnership Against Terrorism
ISO 27001
Certificate for Information Security Management System
International management code for the safe operation of ships and for pollution prevention
Authorized Economic Operator
ISO 45001
for Occupational Health & Safety Management System
International Ship and Port Facility Security Code

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.
  • Integrity 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.


About our logo

Yang Ming is a translation of the first two characters of our Chinese name, which is also the name of a well-known Chinese philosopher, 王陽明 (Wang Yang-ming, 1472-1529). The tenet of Wang’s philosophy is the linking of knowing and doing. In Chinese, 陽is the sun, 明is brightness, or integrity. Yang Ming embraces the philosophy of linking knowing to doing in performance.
The Yang Ming logo is designed using YM, the initials of its shortened name. Y shows the company’s ambition to reach the top in innovation, while M suggests it is widely open in dealing with partners and customers.

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.

Integrity 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.


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 terminals at Kaohsiung and Taipei Harbors in Taiwan, Los Angeles in the United States, and Antwerp in Belgium. Its affiliated company, Kao Ming Container Terminal Corp., has invested in a green and high technology terminal at Kaohsiung Harbor. The terminal and container depot there have already been operational and become Yang Ming’s transshipment hub in the Far East.


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. 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.