Namsung takes two more boxships at Hyundai Mipo

Hyundai Mipo Dockyard will build two feeder boxships for fellow South Korean firm Namsung Shipping. The 1,600 teu ships will be delivered in May and June 2017 to the intra-Asia operator.

Namsung’s fleet comprises 22 boxships in the water, with another six ships due to deliver from South Korean yards. It ranks as the 47th largest liner company in the world, according to Alphaliner. All its ships feature the word Star within their names. Namsung claims to be South Korea’s first privately held shipping line, its history stretching back more than 60 years.

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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