Korea: Hyundai Heavy Industries has beaten the world’s largest delivery record for large sized vessels, delivering 102 vessels in 2008.
‘HHI held a naming ceremony for 6,500TEU containership ordered from NYK Line, Japanese shipping company on December 29, 2008. The ship was the 102nd vessel delivered by the shipyard in 2008. Since 1974, HHI has delivered 1,505 ships to 237 ship-owners in 44 countries. The company reached the aggregate delivery of 100 vessels in 1979, 200 vessels in 1983, 500 vessels in 1992, and reached the milestone of 1,000 vessels in 2003. HHI plans to deliver 119 vessels in 2009. HHI has about 350 ships in its order backlog, representing more than three years of shipbuilding work.