An order from unknown shipowner
The company Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries is one of the world leaders in the manufacture of heavy machinery and is the largest shipbuilding company in the world, it produces 17% of the world production of ships, 30% of the world production of ship engines.
The company’s factories are located in Korea, Bulgaria, China and the USA. The Centre for Research and Development is located in Budapest (Hungary). The company employs over 25,000 employees.
In the rating of the five hundred largest companies of the world according to the results of 2009, Hyundai company occupied 355th place in the general list and 4th place in the section «Industrial equipment».
Recently, this South Korean company has received an order for the construction of two container ships from one unknown European shipowner. It is interesting to know that the features and details were concealed. However, these containerships will cost $216.1 million.
Moreover, the contract was signed at the time of Covid-19, so it has some benefits for both parties as the market has finally begun to recover from a long stalemate.