Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) informed that it has finalised the contracts for its twenty eco-friendly mega containerships with three shipyards. The order includes twelve above-20,000-TEU and eight 14,000-TEU mega boxships.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) will construct seven and five 23,000 TEU containerships, which will be delivered in the second quarter of 2020.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will build eight 15,000 TEU containerships, which are expected to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021.
HMM will opt for scrubber installation or LNG bunkering for all the newbuilding vessels after thorough discussions with the finally selected shipbuilder.
An HMM official said:
Through the acquisition of the most technologically advanced mega containerships, we can strengthen cost competitiveness and react rapidly to the international environmental regulations. HMM will do its best to become a global top carrier to meet expectations of related organizations and shareholders.
The ships are considered to deploy in the Asia-North Europe and US East coast trades, respectively.