Hanjin launches second 20,600 TEU class vessel
By HHIC-Phil ExternalTrade Team

Subic Bay Freeport Zone – Subic-based Hanjin Heavy Industry & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) has further cemented its foothold in the global shipbuilding arena with the successful launching of its second 20,600 TEU class container vessel held on December 15, 2017 at the company¡¯s 326-hectare Subic shipyard, which is nestled in the coastal and mountainous areas of Redondo Peninsula.
The momentous event highlighted HHIC-Phil Inc.¡¯s strategic foray in manufacturing vessels of much higher tonnage after it sealed three newbuilding projects of 20,600 TEU class vessel with French shipping mogul CMA CGM in 2015. With a general specification of 400 meters in length, 59 meters in width, 33 meters depth, and with a deck as big as three football fields combined, a 20,600 TEU class ship is considered one of the biggest in the world today.
The recent launching ceremony, which took place a few months after the Korean-owned shipbuilding company launched the first-ever Philippine-made 20,600 TEU class container vessel this year, was witnessed by HHIC-Phil Inc. president Gwang Suk Chung together with the representatives from shipowner CMA CGM and classification society Bureau Veritas. The third vessel of the same type and size is currently being fabricated at the shipbuilder¡¯s Subic shipyard along with a number of high value oceangoing commercial ships such as liquefied petroleum gas carriers and oil crude tankers expected to be launched and delivered in the early and later parts of 2018.