Hanjin’s first 20,600 TEU containership goes on sea trials


Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) has been making significant strides in the ultra large box ship newbuilding category, with the sea trial of the Philippine-made 20,600 TEU class containership in progress. 

Launched in August 2017, the mammoth vessel is out in the open seas from December 29, 2017 to January 2, 2018. It embarks on an important journey for 3 nights and 4 days to undergo a series of performance tests and technical inspections prior to its expected delivery in the early part of 2018 to its proud owner French shipping magnate CMA CGM. 


The ship has a length of 400 meters, a width of 59 meters and a depth of 33 meters, making it one of the largest container vessels ever built in the world today. CMA CGM has two more vessels of such type and size in the advance stages of shipbuilding process at HHIC-Phil Inc.’s 326-hectare Subic shipyard, marking the latter’s strong bid to be shipbuilder of choice for highly cost effective ships of much higher tonnage. 


HHIC-Phil Inc. has still a number of high value commercial vessels on order with their launchings and deliveries spread across 2018 and 2019. These include liquefied petroleum gas carriers, crude oil carriers, among others. Since its commercial operation in 2008, HHIC-Phil Inc. has already delivered a total of 112 vessels to various valued clients all over the world.


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Hanjin leads keel laying for two tankers


Subic-based Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction – Philippines (HHIC-Phil Inc.) made wave once more with the successful keel laying for two tankers at the company’s 326-hectare Subic shipyard last December 18, 2017.

Keel laying is the official start of the construction of the two new building projects ordered earlier by Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping (EPS) from HHIC-Phil Inc. American Bureau Shipping (ABS) has been commissioned to supervise the entire shipbuilding process. HHIC-Phil president Gwang Suk Chung together with the representatives from EPS and ABS was in attendance for the event.


Each of the tankers measures 249.9 meters in length, 44 meters in width and 21.35 meters in depth. Subic shipyard skilled workforce compliments the highest standard of craftsmanship this type of sophisticated merchant ship requires in terms of pipefitting and painting works. With this, the two tankers are expected to be launched and delivered on the 2nd quarter of 2018 and 4th quarter of 2018, respectively.

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TMS CARDIFF GAS announces time charter with TOTAL for seven years and places Newbuilding orders of X Carrier Series of LNG ships


TMS Cardiff Gas has signed a contract with Hyundai Heavy Industries of Korea (HHI) for the construction of one 174,000m³ LNG carrier with XDF propulsion, with an option for a second vessel. This order is the first in the Company’s X Carrier Series of orders, which expands the Company’s fleet of managed vessels to ten. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2020, when she will enter into a seven year time charter contract with TOTAL Gas & Power Chartering, Limited

The vessel will be built to the highest industry specifications, as per TMS Cardiff Gas standards.


This order marks the Company’s further expansion into the LNG sector with secured term employment upon delivery. The Company maintains its appetite for further growth in the sector, which is reflected by the additional capacity made available with optional vessels for delivery in 2020 and 2021.


Christos Economou, Founder of TMS Cardiff Gas, commented: “We are delighted to secure a new long-term time charter with TOTAL, one of the leading global energy companies. TOTAL is an important customer for TMS Cardiff Gas and we look forward to providing them with first class LNG shipping services as they continue to expand their LNG activities.”


About TMS Cardiff Gas Ltd.

TMS Cardiff Gas, established in 2011, is an operator and manager, with a fleet of 10 modern Gas Carriers (six LNG carriers and four VLGCs).

Visit the Company’s website at www.tms-cardiffgas.com

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