The South Korean Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries has delivered the last vessel in a series of four compact 3,560 teu ships to Pacific International Lines (PIL) of Singapore. The ship has been chartered to Hanjin straight from delivery and it will trade for the South Korean carrier as HANJIN MEXICO. It will join Hanjin’s Transpacific Service CAX. All four ships of the type now trade in this service.
HANJIN MEXICO follows the HANJIN INDONESIA, delivered in March. The four ships represent an unusually compact vessel type. They share the same length and bear some similarities with the very popular Hyundai Mipo 2800 teu type. Being two rows wider however, these ships have a notably higher intake and they carry a lot of containers on a small footprint.