Corona crisis makes HMM postpone plans for new container ships

The sliding demand, which has made container shipping lines void voyages on a large scale, makes HMM postpone its plans for six new ultra-large container ships, reports Alphaliner. HMM tells ShippingWatch plans are intact.

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South Korean container shipping line HMM has postponed its plans for several new ultra-large container ships following a drop in demand triggered by the coronavirus outbreak, reports Alphaliner.

HMM is planned to receive 12 new container ships of close to 24,000 teu apiece this year. Word from the shipping line has till now been that the 12 new ships will be phased into operations by the end of the third quarter.

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