With more than 110 ships in its fleet, Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) is a master of the seas. The Hyundai Group affiliate is one of the largest multimodal marine shipping concerns going, with a fleet that includes full container carriers, liquid natural gas carriers, oil tankers, and bulk carriers. HMM's vast network consists of four international headquarters, 23 subsidiaries, and about 70 offices worldwide. The company has worked hard in recent years to diversify its shipping options, focusing on carrying special cargoes like petroleum products. HMM was founded in 1976.
The company's strategy involves expanding its range of shipping services and boosting the scope of its geographic reach. It has also been upsizing its vessels while adding new containerships to its fleet. In 2007, HMM expanded its overseas network by launching subsidiaries in Vietnam and Italy. The year prior, it established one in Poland. – less