South Korean shipping company HMM welcomes HMM Nuri
HMM, a South Korean shipping firm, has welcomed HMM Nuri, the first of eight 16,000 TEU-class newbuild containerships built to be LNG-ready, into its fleet.
The series is being built at Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI) Ulsan shipyard, with deliveries beginning in March and extending through the second quarter of 2021.
Each ship is equipped with a hybrid-ready open-loop scrubber system, and selective catalytic reduction technology has been used to minimize NOx emissions by 80 percent compared to the industry average. Greater energy efficiency will reduce the carbon footprint per vessel by 52 percent, according to the firm.
Alternative Marine Power (AMP) equipment on the ships allows them to use on-shore electric power at ports. They will also have ballast water treatment systems and a hull cleaning underwater robot.
The center provides real-time monitoring of vessel performance, location, fuel consumption, weather, and cargo information, as well as the ability to control and inspect vessels remotely.
The ships' lashing bridges have been engineered as wind-resistant structures, according to the South Korean major, to ensure secure securing of containers in high winds and improve operational protection.
Maritime Business World