Hyundai Heavy Industries opens 2015 with the simultaneous naming ceremony of two 10,000 TEU containerships
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), hailed the New Year by naming two 10,000 TEU containerships for a Greek shipping line, Oceanbulk Maritime SA.
The naming ceremony was attended by Spyros Capralos
, chief executive officer of Oceanbulk; Nicos Rescos, chief operating officer of Oceanbulk; Yoon Moon-kyoon, chief operating officer of HHI’s shipbuilding division; and 44 other guests at HHI’s yard in Ulsan. At the simultaneous naming ceremony, the vessels were named after the famous French and Spanish painters, Cezanne and Dali respectively. Cezanne was delivered today and Dali is scheduled to be delivered at the end of March this year.
The containerships measure 300 meters in length, 48.2 meters in width, and 24.8 meters in depth with a service speed of 22 knots. HHI plans to deliver a total of 74 ships including 25 containerships this year.
HHI said it has won orders for 154 containerships of over 10,000 TEU since 2005 when it first won orders for four 10,000 TEU containerships from COSCO, China.