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.