World’s Biggest Boxships Will Be Fitted with Scrubbers

Hyundai Merchant Marine will fit its 23,000 TEU megaships with exhaust gas cleaning systems to meet the International Maritime Organization's low sulphur fuel regulations. South Korea's number one shipping line has hired Finnish technology company Valmet to supply the so-called scrubber systems for the seven newbuilds under construction at the Daewoo Shipbuilding & … [Read more...]

HMM Sets Course for 1 Million TEU Fleet with Megaship Order

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - South Korea’s largest surviving ocean carrier, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has now officially confirmed its plans to order 350,000 teu of new capacity, including 12 x 20,000 + teu ultra-large vessels. In a bullish statement today, HMM said that the order of the 12 ULCVs together with eight 14,000 teu ships was part of its strategy to … [Read more...]

Hyundai Merchant Marine Confirms Plan for 20 Mega-Containerships

South Korea's flagship container shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has confirmed a long-rumored plan to order 20 eco-friendly mega containerships at South Korean shipyards.  The shipbuilding plan announced Tuesday calls for twelve vessels above 20,000 TEU and eight vessels of 14,000 TEU, which will be deployed on the Asia to North Europe and U.S. East Coast … [Read more...]

Loss-Making HMM Stays Bullish, But Its Goal of Becoming a Leading Carrier Seen as ‘Pipe Dream’

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) - Hyundai Merchant Marine’s long-term aspiration to become a “leading global carrier” with a market share of 5% is a pipe-dream, according to maritime consultant Drewry. It advises the ambitious South Korean carrier to instead “focus its energies on restoring its profitability and reputation”. HMM’s 2018 strategy is referred to, in a … [Read more...]