Hanjin Subic has delivered two mega containership newbuildings to South Korean shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine’s (HMM).
The two 11,000 TEU sister ships, HMM Blessing and HMM Promise, were handed over to their owner on June 26 and 30, respectively.
Originally ordered by Greek-based Oceanbulk Container Carriers in 2014, the ships were transferred to HMM as part of a resale transaction in 2017, according to data provided by VesselsValue.
Each of the 126,400 dwt boxships features a length of 317.33 meters and a width of 48.2 meters. In addition, each of them currently has a market value of around USD 72.6 million.
As explained by the shipbuilder, both vessels were equipped with scrubber systems to reduce sulfur emissions. What is more, these newly-built ships were retrofitted with external lashing bridges in order to increase their standard capacity and accommodate more 40-foot containers on board.
Apart from the recently delivered containership pair fitted with scrubbers, HMM is also planning to install exhaust gas cleaning systems on a number of its vessels.
The company has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), PANASIA and DSEC for scrubber retrofits, HMM’s spokesperson told World Maritime News.
However, the spokesperson has not unveiled more details regarding the price, the type or the number of vessels to be equipped with scrubbers.