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Hanjin Shipping receives new 4,300teu vessel

Hanjin Shipping receives new 4,300teu vessel

Seoul: Hanjin Shipping has announced yesterday the delivery of a new 4,300teu vessel. Hanjin Durban, christened at Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje Island today, is the fourth in a series of the eight 4,300teu container ships ordered back in 2005. Hanjin Shipping comments that this new 4,300teu vessel, equipped with the state-of-the art engine, consumes less fuel than any other ships of the same class and can easily change its speed according to operational situation. In addition, Hanjin Durban will be deployed in Hanjin Shipping's AWG (All Water Gulf) service and start its operation from early September in Busan.

Evp Jong Sun Lee attending the ceremony adds, "With the deployment of this state-of-the-art ship, we will be able to upgrade the competitiveness of our fleet and improve our schedule regularity as well as customer service."

Meanwhile, Hanjin Shipping plans on creating an optimal fleet portfolio as it will have the rest of the 4,300teu ships delivered by the second half of the year as well as secure mega-sized vessels of more than 10,000teu in the near future.  [13/08/08]