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24 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:24 GMT+2

September 14, 2020

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HMM, large-capacity container carriers have demonstrated its efficiency

Yesterday, the last of the 12 new 24,000 teu ships from the South Korean company

Yesterday with the departure of HMM St. Petersburg,new container carrier delivered on Friday to the company HMM navigation from the Samsung Heavy Industries shipyard, the company South Korea has placed all the 24,000 teu teu carriers ordered two years ago ( 28 September 2018). Announcing the entry into service of the new HMM highlighted the success of its ship-to-ship program construction of container carriers of great capacity and large economies of scale. In HMM pointed out that, compared to 15,000 ships that are usually used on this route, the units 24,000 teu ensure greater competitiveness thanks to the reduction in fuel costs of -13% per container teu transported. The CEO of the company South Korean, Jae-hoon Bae, noted that, if before the entry high-capacity carriers on duty market had expressed misgivings and concern about the use of such large-scale ships, now instead the efficiency of the mega container carriers has been proven.

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