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South Korea's HMM takes delivery of first of eight 16,000-TEU ships

SOUTH Korea's HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine) has announce that HMM Nuri, the first of eight 16,000-TEU newbuilds, starts its first voyage from Busan, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive

25 March 2021 - 19:00
SOUTH Korea's HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine) has announce that HMM Nuri, the first of eight 16,000-TEU newbuilds, starts its first voyage from Busan, reports Fort Lauderdale's Maritime Executive.

HMM's 16,000 TEU containerships have been built at the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and are scheduled to be delivered from now through the second quarter of 2021.



HMM Nuri will be deployed on the Far East Europe 4 (FE4) route under THE Alliance's product plan, with its port rotation of Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen-Yantian, Singapore, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Suez Canal, Yantian, Hong Kong, Shanghai and back to Busan.



The vessel has a nominal capacity of 16,010 TEU and is equipped with 1,200 reefer plugs.



Each ship is fitted with an open-loop scrubber system embedded with hybrid-ready technology, and selective catalytic reduction technology has been applied to reduce NOx emissions by 80 per cent or more compared to the industry average.



HMM expects to strengthen its service competitiveness with 20 mega vessels, including 12 of the world`s largest 24,000-TEUers acquired last year. HMM plans to expand its capacity to about one million TEU by 2022.


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