Hyundai Wins Order for Six 9,600 TEU Containerships

Source: 3/21/2011, Location: Asia

Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's biggest shipbuilder, won a KRW 800 billion deal to build six 9,600 TEU containerships for shipping line Hamburg Sud.

The agreement includes an option Hamburg Sud can exercise to order four additional same class containerships.

The containerships, measuring 332 m in length, 48.2 m in width and 26.8 m in depth, can carry 9,600 twenty-foot equivalent boxes at a time.

These new containerships are designed to carry containers one foot taller than conventional containers. They can carry 1,700 refrigerated containers, 1,000 more than other same class vessels.

The containerships are scheduled for delivery between May 2013 and January 2014.

So far this year, HHI's Shipbuilding Division has won orders for 13 ships valued at USD 3.4 billion achieving 49 percent of its new order target.

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