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Hanjin Shipping's Busan New Port Terminal opens

Busan: Hanjin Shipping officially opened its Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal yesterday. The terminal (pictured), which sits on an approximately 687,590m^2 of land, has 3 berths 18m deep to accommodate three 12,000teu vessels simultaneously.

"I hope Hanjin Shipping's Phase 2-1 Terminal will contribute to promoting Busan New Port to a state-of-the-art hub port of Far East Asia," Hanjin Shipping Chairwoman Eun Young Choi said in a speech at the opening ceremony.

Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal introduced the world's first automated horizontal yard crane system, in cooperation with Hanjin Shipping's logistics IT specialist, Cyberlogitec, which made it possible to operate approximately 200 vessels with 200,000 TEUs of cargo for the last 3 months since the first voyage of Hanjin Los Angeles on February, 6th.

Currently, Hanjin Shipping's Phase 2-1 Terminal has a total of 18 weekly services including 14 run by CKYH (Coscon, "K"Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) and 4 feeder services by STX Pan Ocean, KMTC, Heung-A Shipping, etc.

According to Hanjin Shipping's subsidiary, Hanjin New Port Company, which operates Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal and is preparing to run Hanjin-Kerry Logistics Center and Busan Gamcheon Bulk Terminal, they will continue their efforts to attract more business in order to reach their target of 1.6m teu by 2010 and 2m teu by 2011.  [21/05/09]

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