Hyundai Merchant Marine Mulls Fleet Capacity of 100 million TEUs by 2022
The South Korean container carrier Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has chalked out an ambitious blueprint for expansion.
The ocean carrier's CEO C.K. Yoo presented HMM’s target of building up its capacity to 100 million TEUs and posting USD 10 billion in annual revenue by 2022, during an employees gathering at HMM HQ in the Seoul office.
HMM recently ordered twelve 23,000 TEU and eight 15,000 TEU eco-friendly mega vessels in preparation for the IMO’s sulfur regulations starting from 2022, and to secure competitiveness through economies of scale.
The newly ordered mega vessels are expected to deliver from 2020 in sequential order.
In addition, HMM plans to finalize the acquisition of stakes in Hyundai Pusan New Port (HPNT) by the end of this year.
Yoo stated that, “HMM will do its utmost to improve productivity by connecting Block Chain and IoT technology to our services in order to increase customer satisfaction. We need to transform HMM to an IT friendly company to fulfil our vision of smart shipping.”