HMM News

HMM launches two 11,000 TEU containerships equipped with scrubber systems

HMM held a launching ceremony for a newly-built 11,000 TEU containership, HMM PROMISE in Busan in front of about 100 concerned persons, including C.K. YOO (HMM CEO), Hyun-Soo Bong (Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction), and Buwon Kang (Busan Port Authority). HMM PROMISE and her sister ship, HMM BLESSING which was also recently delivered to HMM were equipped with scrubber systems to significantly reduce sulfur emission. The scrubber system was retrofitted to the ship after she was delivere...

HMM signs letter of intent for its mega containership orders

HMM has signed its letter of intent for its mega containership orders with three shipyards – Hyundai Heavy Industries, Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), and Samsung Heavy Industries. Since HMM sent out a Request for Proposal (RFP) to shipbuilding companies on April 10, HMM has considered all the conditions for newbuilding including delivery date and price of new ships suggested by shipbuilders, and finally selected three shipbuilders to sign a Letter of Intent (LOI) for...

HMM announces that they are adopting cloud-based next-generation system by 2020

HMM announces that it is adopting a cloud-based next-generation system. Cloud system is an information technology that is actively embraced in various industries, but concerns persisted as to various risks such as data security and leakage. However, as to the enhanced level of security, stability and cost-saving effects of cloud systems compared to the on-premise systems – where the user owns and voluntarily manages the server, data center, and resources – cloud adoption has been gr...

HMM launches new Asia-North Europe Express (AEX) service in April due to the increased demand

HMM announces that it launches a new Asia-North Europe Express (AEX) service in April. HMM opens a new Asia-North Europe loop in accordance with the increased demand for Express Service. AEX is an independent service operated by HMM outside of the strategic cooperation with 2M. In the meantime, HMM has utilised 2M’s vessel space in Europe trade. Last year, HMM’s handling volume dramatically increased to 4.03 million TEU, up more than 30% y.o.y mainly in Asia, US and Europe trades....

HMM touches over 10,000 TEU, in terms of cargo handling volume of its US Premium Service, by the end of January 2018

HMM has announced that its handling volume of US Premium Service has reached over 10,000 TEU, as of the end of January 2018. Since May 2017, HMM has provided US Premium Service in PS1, PS2, and PN2 routes, connecting Asia’s main ports with the US west coast, including Los Angeles and Tacoma. US Premium service With the Asia-US West Coast Premium service, customers can secure reliable cargo loading space, even in the peak season and have priority to discharge their cargoes, at the destina...

HMM partners with Austral Asia Line to enhance the Asia - Middle East region’s Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) service

HMM has announced that it is beginning its cooperation with Singapore-based carrier, Austral Asia Line (AAL), for Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) service. As per this cooperation, HMM & AAL will start joint service for 4 MPVs in HMM’s operation, as well as newly added 2 AAL A-Class vessels. Multi-Purpose Vessel (MPV) service HMM, one of Korea’s major operators of MPVs, will be deploying six vessels in the Asia - Middle East region HMM, one of Korea’s major operators of MPVs,...

HMM signs long-term crude oil shipping contract with GS Caltex

HMM has inked a long-term crude oil shipping contract, worth KRW 190 billion, with GS Caltex. Under the shipping deal, which was signed on February 1, 2018, HMM will transport a total of 19 million tons of crude oil, from the Middle East to South Korea, over a period of 5 years, starting from July 1, 2019 to August 31, 2024. HMM - GS Caltex partnership HMM plans to deploy two 300,000 DWT Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC), previously ordered in September 2017 Accordingly, HMM plans to deploy tw...

HMM launches ultra-freezer service from Busan to Barcelona

HMM announces that it started its first ‘ultra-freezer’ service from Busan, Korea to Barcelona, Spain, based on its rich experience in the high-tech reefer container service. Ultra-freezer service refers to the transportation of goods in -60ºC, which are above the limit of regular reefer containers (-35ºC to -40ºC). High technology and skilled personnel are also needed in the ultra-freezer service, as ultra-freezer containers need to maintain a very low temperature du...

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