Hyundai Merchant Marine

Hyundai Merchant Marine

With the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping in 2016, and the termination of its services, HMM, formerly known as Hyundai Merchant Marine, has become the leading Korean national containers carrier. The world's 14th largest container line in terms of vessel capacity, HMM moves the lion’s share of South Korea's exports. Following the bankruptcy of Hanjin, HMM’s cargo volume increased.

 With the demise of Hanjin, HMM and SM Line are now the only two South Korean liner operators offering long-haul routes. Its range of offerings include all-water services that connect East Asia via the Suez and Panama canals with US East Coast ports. Its Asia Loop connects East Asia to major European ports. Other services include its Korea-Middle East Express, Asia Gulf Express, and services that connect East Asia with South America’s east and west coasts.

The new oligopoly of container shipping
04 Jul 2019
Carriers and shippers alike must adapt to the new realities of a container shipping market in which only a handful of large players control the vast majority of capacity.
15 Nov 2017
Yang Ming and HMM have said it is too early to confirm whether mega-ships will be included on their order books.
12 Oct 2017
The low-sulfur fuel rule taking effect in 2020 is likely to usher in “a paradigm change” akin to the introduction of mega-ships.