Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction-Philippines Inc. have unveiled the CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery, the first 20,600 TEU container vessel built in Subic and one of the biggest ships in the world.
With the 113 ships that Hanjin has delivered since it began operations in 2007, Hanjin’s presence in the Subic Bay Freeport has made the Philippines the fourth-biggest shipbuilding nation in the world.- SBMA Chairman
The enormous container vessel, which was named after the French aristocrat and literary icon Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, was built over a period of one and a half years. The ship has an overall length of 400 meters, a width of 59 meters, depth of 33 meters and gross tonnage tipping at 217,673 tons.
HHIC-Phil officials said that the company still has a number of high-value commercial vessels on order with launches and deliveries scheduled across 2018 and 2019.