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Mærsk signs billion dollar order with Hyundai Heavy Industries

28.07.2015  09:41

Mærsk Line has ordered nine 14,000-teu containerships from Hyundai Heavy Industries worth 1 billion. The deal was struck earlier this month and carries the option of an additional 8 vessels.

I am very pleased about this order for which we have taken a new approach. The vessels will be designed to operate in and perform efficiently across many trades and not just designed for one specific trade. They will help us stay competitive and make our fleet more flexible and efficient,” Chief Operating Officer of Mærsk Line Søren Toft said in a statement.

Mærsk Line’s order once again underlines its good business relations with the Korean ship building industry. On June 2, Maersk Line ordered eleven 19,630-teu containerships Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in a deal worth $1.8bn.