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Hyundai Merchant Marine(HMM), founded in 1976, has grown to become cone of the
world's largest multi-modal marine transportation companies, commanding over 122
ships as of January 2000. Its fleet includes full container carriers, LNG carriers,
oil tankers, pure car carriers, bulk carriers, cruise ships and others. HMM employs
5,692 personnel-1,932 domestic, 2,460 shipboard & 1,300 overseas. THe organization
has 22 overseas subsidiaries and 56 offices and branches.
In its endeavor to preserve the marine environment, ensure the safety of ships, and
provide the best transportation services. HMM is certified ISO 14001, ISM CODE and
HMM overcame the hard times that struck the shipping industry as a whole from the
beginning to the middle of 1980s through business diversification, investment in new
ships and management rationalization,and it has shown rapid growth year by year. In
1997, for the first time in the Korean shipping industry, sales exceeded 3.2 billion
The element that makes HMM stand out is the fact that it conducts the most diverse
array of services with the most diverse types of vessels. The sales in the container
and bulk divisions are in balance, namely, half and half, which makes its operation
more stabilized and flexible.
To preserve the ocean environment and ensure the safe navigation and operation of
vessels, HMM launched the "Environment-Friendly Management" that led to its
obtaining the ISO 14001 certification, which is the international standard for the
environment. Also, mid-and-long-term investment plans to preserve the environment
are being implemented as part of the company's dedication to prosperity.
HMM has a ambitious blueprint for becoming one of the top-ranking mult-imodal
transportation companies in the world by the early 21st century. To achieve this
goal, HMM will continue to increase its fleet and focus on the diversification of
service offerings. In line with this objective,HMM will emphasize the carriage of
special cargoes such as petroleum products that generate high value added. Each
division will diversify its service routes and establish a global network. Also HMM
completely remodeled our web-site in 1998 to ensure easier access of information to
our customers. 1998 also marked to commercement of our cruise business linking South
and No rth Korea. Large investments will also be made in the establishment of
container terminals and inland logistics facilities in an effort to shape HMM into a
top-ranking multimodal transportation company of the world.