HMM has taken delivery of HMM Nuri, the first of eight 16,000 TEU-class newbuild containerships, built at the Ulsan shipyard of Hyundai Heavy Industries.
HMM Nuri will be deployed on the Far East Europe 4(FE4) route under The Alliance’s product plan, with its port rotation of Busan, Shanghai, Ningbo, Yantian, Singapore, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Southampton, Suez Canal, Yantian, Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Busan.
HMM Nuri has a 16,010 teu capacity with 1,200 reefer plugs; along with the rest of the vessels in the series it has been fitted with an open-loop scrubber system embedded with hybrid-ready technology, and selective catalytic reduction technology has been applied to reduce NOx emissions by 80% or more compared to the industry average.
The carbon footprint per vessel also can be reduced by 52% with greater energy efficiency, enabling HMM to accelerate the pathway towards decarbonisation.
HMM expects to strengthen its service competitiveness with a total of twenty highly efficient mega vessels, including twelve of the world`s largest 24,000 TEU container ships acquired last year. HMM plans to expand its capacity to about one million TEUs by 2022.