HMM has signed newbuilding contracts with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering and Hyundai Heavy Industries for twelve 13,000 TEU container vessels. The total cost of the contract is USD 1.57 billion. The ships are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2024.
Under the agreement, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) will each build six vessels. All ships will be installed with hybrid scrubbers and are designed to be LNG-ready.
An HMM official said: ‘Our newly ordered containerships will be fitted with the latest energy-efficient technologies. We expect these ships to give us strong environmental credentials, as well as to provide us with the capacity and flexibility to get our customers’ cargo to the right place at the right time.’
Picture by Kees Torn.