Nine vessels built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) were selected as the best ships of 2013.
The world’s biggest magazines exclusively dedicated to shipbuilding and shipping, the UK magazines ‘Naval Architect’ and ‘Fairplay Solution’, selected the best vessels annually. As a result of this year’s achievement, DSME now has more than nine ships selected for the sixth consecutive year.
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.
“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. 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.
Press Release, February 3, 2014