Korean container carrier HMM has placed an order for 12 container vessels of 13,000 teu each. The order totals USD 1.57 billion.

Korean container carrier HMM has placed an order for 12 new container vessels at a total cost of USD 1.57 billion.

The vessels will have a capacity of 13,000 teu each and half of the order is expected to be delivered in the first half of 2024, according to a press release.

“Our newly ordered containerships will be fitted with the latest energy-efficient technologies. 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,” HMM writes in the announcement.

The twelve newbuilds will have scrubbers installed, and they will be designed to be able to sail on LNG.

According to Alphaliner, HMM is the world’s eighth largest container carrier and currently has a fleet of over 100 vessels.

Source: shippingwatch