South Korea-based Daehan Shipbuilding succeeded in building three 8,000 teu containerships, which are ordered for the first time since the company’s establishment, whilst a simultaneous naming ceremony for these vessels was held at the Haenam Shipyard on April 23.

The vessels were named Catherine C, Greenland and Greenville respectively.

These ships are three out of four 8,000 teu-class container vessels that were ordered by the Greek shipping company Danaos in April 2022, marking Daehan Shipbuilding’s entrance into the container ship market.

The ships are 272m long, 24.6m high and 42.8m wide. All are designed to be methanol-ready, which allows the use of eco-friendly fuel in the future, as the shipyard claims in its announcement.

Other eco-friendly technology includes an alternative maritime power (AMP) system to supply electricity while docked, and scrubbers to reduce sulfur oxide emissions.

Approximately 80 people attended the simultaneous naming ceremony, including Kim Kwang-ho, Chairman of Daehan Shipbuilding, shipowners, and classification society supervisors.

In the early days of its existence, Daehan Shipbuilding shifted its product line from a focus on bulk carriers to tankers, and as the shipyard claims it has proved its ability to build shuttle tankers and container ships, in a diversified product portfolio.

As Daehan Shipbuilding reveals, in 2023 it exceeded its order target by 130%, securing orders for 14 vessels totalling $1.15 billion.