Hanjin receives first 10,000 TEU containership

Hanjin Shipping has announced that it has received its first 10,000 TEU class containership – the first of the series of five 10,000 TEU class ships ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries.

The new Hanjin Korea is equipped with a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly engine that can reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

According to Hanjin, the vessel will be deployed in the Asia – Europe trade soon after the delivery, which is scheduled for early-July.

The Asian North Europe Service 4 (NE4) calls at Qingdao > Shanghai > Ningbo > Hong Kong > Singapore > Port Said > Rotterdam > Hamburg > Antwerp > Port Said > Singapore > Hong Kong > Qingdao.

Eun Young Choi, chairwoman of Hanjin Shipping, commented that the first ship she ever named was Hanjin Seattle back in 1988. Since then, she has named almost forty ships. However, she said that Hanjin Korea – the first 10,000 TEU class vessel – is the most significant, since it has accelerated the era of mega-sized vessels in the global shipping market.

The other four ships in the series are scheduled for delivery by 2011.

Hanjin Shipping operates sixty liner and tramper services around the world, with a fleet of 200 containerships, bulk and LNG carriers.

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