Hyundai Merchant Marine(HMM), founded in 1976, has grown to become one of the worlds largest multi-modal marine transportation companies, commanding over 119 ships as of January 2002. The fleet includes full container carriers, LNG carriers, oil tankers, bulk carriers, and others. HMM employs 4,566 personnel - 982 domestic, 1,958 shipboard and 1,626 overseas. THe organization has 3 Headquarters, 14 overseas subsidiaries and approximately 70 offices and branches all over the world.
It is HMM's 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 ISO 9002 certified.
HMM overcame the hard times that struck the shipping industry as a whole from the beginning to mid 1980's through business diversification, investment in new ships and management rationalization, and it has shown rapid growth year by year.
The element that makes HMM stand out is their diverse array of services and their varied array of vessels. Sales in the container and bulk divisions are every balanced which makes the operation more stable 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, the international standard for protecting the environment. Mid-and-long-term investment plans to preserve the environment are being implemented as part of the company's dedication to prosperity.
HMM has an ambitious blueprint for becoming one of the top-ranking multimodal transportation companies in the world by 2010. 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 carrying of special cargoes such as petroleum products. Each division will diversify its service routes and establish a global network. Large investments will also be made in the establishment of container terminals and inland logistics facilities in an effort to shape HMM into one of the top ranking multimodal transportation companies of the world.