With positive signs of renewed vigor in the global shipbuilding industry, Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) unveiled its 3rd Subic-made 20,600 TEU class container vessel in a delivery signing ceremony held on October 9, 2018, in its sprawling 300-hectare shipyard.
Named “CMA CGM Louis Bleriot” after Louis Charles Joseph Blériot, a French aviator, inventor and engineer, the vessel was launched April of this year and is considered among one of the biggest commercial ships in the world at present.
This is the third and last vessel of its kind that French shipping powerhouse CMA CGM purchased from HHIC-Phil Inc. in April 2015. The first was delivered early this year and the second vessel of the 20, 600 TEU series was delivered last May 2018.
Highlighting HHIC Phil’s commitment in bringing unparalleled innovation in the international shipping market, this colossal container vessel measures 385 meters in length overall, 59 meters in width and 25.88 meters in depth.
It could transport up to 20,600 units of 40 feet shipping container, which, when lined up, would reach 12.5 kilometers long. Its deck is equivalent to four football fields.
Under the technical supervision of classification society Bureau Veritas, HHIC-Phil Inc. successfully carried out the construction of the vessel, with the high quality of craftsmanship of Filipino workforce.
Press Release: hhic-phil.com
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
Marine Insight News Network is a premier source for up-to-date, comprehensive, and insightful coverage of the maritime industry. Dedicated to offering the latest news, trends, and analyses in shipping, marine technology, regulations, and global maritime affairs, Marine Insight News Network prides itself on delivering accurate, engaging, and relevant information.
Latest Shipping News You Would Like:
Get the Latest Maritime News Delivered to Your Inbox!
Our free, fast, and fun newsletter on the global maritime industry, delivered everyday.