Hanjin receives its biggest containership
Hanjin Shipping said Wednesday it has received its first 10,000-TEU containership, with the arrival of the Hanjin Korea from Samsung Heavy Industries.
The ship is the first of five such vessels ordered by the Seoul-based liner carrier. The rest will be delivered by the end of 2011.
The Hanjin Korea will be put into service in early June on the CKYH Alliance's NE4 loop between Asia and Europe, the carrier said. Rotation for the service is Qingdao, Shanghai, Ningbo, Hong Kong, Singapore, Port Said, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Antwerp, Port Said, Singapore, Hong Kong and Qingdao.
'Hanjin Korea, the first 10,000-TEU class vessel, is most significant for me and for the company as well,' said Eun Young Choi, chairwoman of Hanjin Shipping. 'With this 10,000-TEU-class ship, we have accelerated the era of mega-sized vessels in the global shipping market.'