Samsung Heavy Industries announced on February 8 that the company received an order to build eight 12,000-TEU container ships of from an Asian shipowner.
Neo Panamax refers to a vessel capable of passing through the Panama Canal which opened in June of 2016 with an extended width of 49m. Panamax before the canal’s extension and opening refers to a ship with a width of less than 32 meters (5000-TEU container ship).
In addition, Samsung Heavy Industries recently booked an order for an LNG tanker from an LNG tanker operating company for about 210 billion won (US$189 million), surpassing one trillion won (US$900 million) in total order receipts this year on a cruise to the order goal of this year.
The Original Posted by Jung Min-hee/Business Korea