HMM signs off on mega boxship project

HMM signs off on mega boxship project

Today South Korea’s flagship line HMM signed formal contracts for its 20 mega containerships with three the nation’s top three shipyards – Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI).

DSME and SHI will build seven and five 23,000 teu containerships, respectively, which are expected for delivery in the second quarter of 2020. HHI will construct eight 15,000 teu containerships to be delivered in the second quarter of 2021.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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    hairy harry
    September 30, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    this is madness!