South Korean carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has put in an order for four heavylift newbuilds in China. The four 38,000-ton multi-purpose heavylift ships have been ordered from Huangpu Wenchong - a China State Shipbuilding Corporation subsidiary - and be delivered in 2026.
The heavylift ships will be equipped with three cargo holds, hydraulic folding hatch covers, and hoisting hatch covers. The ships will also have two sets of 400-tonne;one set of 200-tonne cranes and be equipped with scrubbers, bulbous bows, and deflector fins.
HMM - largest shipping company in South Korea – posted H1 net profit and operating income of $355 million and also announced that 99% of its owned ships are suitably positioned to maintain compliance with the carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) regulation during voyages.