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Hanjin takes delivery of its first 10,000 teu vessel

Hanjin takes delivery of its first 10,000 teu vessel

Seoul: Hanjin Shipping has received its first 10,000TEU class containership today.
Named "Hanjin Korea", unlike the company's container vessels usually named after different cities around the world, is the first of the series of five 10,000TEU class ships ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries. Hanjin Korea is equipped with a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly engine that can reduce both fuel consumption and CO2 emission.
According to Hanjin Shipping, the vessel will be deployed in Asia-Europe trade soon after the delivery, sometime in the beginning of July.
Eun Young Choi, Chairwoman of Hanjin Shipping, sponsoring the naming ceremony commented, "The first ship I ever named was Hanjin Seattle back in 1988. Since then and for the past 20 years I named approximately 39 ships. However, Hanjin Korea, the first 10,000TEU class vessel is most significant for me and for the company as well. With this 10,000TEU class ship, we have accelerated the era of mega-sized vessels in the global shipping market. We shall continue our journey as the world's leading shipping carrier with even more efficient fleet and customer service."
Meanwhile, the rest of the series are scheduled to be delivered by year 2011.  [22/06/10]

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