Nine vessels built by DSME were selected as the best ships of 2013. As a result of this year’s achievement, DSME has now had more than nine ships selected for the sixth consecutive year.
The world’s four biggest magazines exclusively dedicated to shipbuilding and shipping, the UK magazines ‘Naval Architect’ and ‘Fairplay Solution’, and the USA magazines ‘Marine Log’, and ‘Maritime Reporter’, select the best vessels annually. Each magazine chose three DSME vessels as their distinctive ships of 2013 and two ships were chosen by all four publications.
Three Very Large Crude Oil Carriers (VLCC) were chosen among the nine best ships. Two Containerships, one LNG carrier, one chemical tanker, and one bulk carrier were chosen in each of the categories. Additionally, one deep water pipe laying vessel was selected as the best ship of 2013 which shows DSME’s improved offshore project construction capabilities.
‘Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller’ clearly stands out from the other ships. This vessel was selected as the best ship of 2013 by three of the magazines. This vessel is the biggest containership in the world and is able to load 18,270 TEU containers. Also, the Bloomberg Businessweek focused on this ship’s amazing performance in last year’s September edition.
‘Bow Pioneer’, the biggest chemical tanker in the world, is also an especially meaningful ship for DSME. In 1979, before the construction of the Okpo shipyard was completed, DSME won its first order to build a chemical tanker. Her name was ‘Bow Pioneer’ and she was selected as the best ship of 1982. It was the first time that a vessel constructed by DSME was chosen as the best ship.
DSME has since produced 140 of the world’s best ships over the past 31 years. By demonstrating its ability to produce diverse products, DSME has proven its ship and offshore project building abilities.
DSME, February 3, 2014