HMM has signed newbuilding contracts with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for twelve 13,000TEU container ships.
The total cost of the new container vessels is US$1.57 billion, according to the company’s announcement.
Under the agreement, DSME and HHI will build six vessels, respectively, scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2024.
HMM has announced that all ships will be installed with hybrid scrubbers and designed to be ready to operate with liquefied natural gas (LNG).
“Our newly ordered containerships will be fitted with the latest energy-efficient technologies,” said an HMM official, who went on to add, “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.”
Source : Container News