Hanjin Shipping gets two 8,600 TEU class containerships

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NAMED ‘Hanjin Hamburg’ and ‘Hanjin New York,’ the second and the third of the series of five 8,600 TEU class ships received from Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries, are known to be equipped with a fuel-efficient and eco-friendly engine that can reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emission.

According to Hanjin Shipping, the vessels will be deployed in the carrier’s PSX (Pacific South Express) service soon after the delivery, at the end of January.

W.W. Lee, Deputy President and Chief Executive of Container Business Unit at Hanjin Shipping commented, “We are confident that the deployment of these large, state-of-the-art vessels will improve schedule reliability and enhance our customer service.”

He added: “We are now in the process of establishing an optimum fleet portfolio by investing in various sizes of containerships ranging from 4,000 TEU to 10,000 TEU. We will certainly continue with these efforts to strengthen our presence as the world’s leading shipping carrier.”

Meanwhile, the rest of the series are scheduled to be delivered during this year.

Hanjin Shipping receives its first tanker

HANJIN Shipping announced last week that it had received its first tanker.

With Hanjin Shipping’s tradition to name its ships after cities around the world, the company’s first tanker is named ‘Ras Tanura,’ the major oil port of Saudi Arabia.

‘Hanjin Ras Tanura’ is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) of 300,000 ton-class with a double-hull design based on Fuel Oil Tank Protection (FOTP). The ship is also equipped with a fuel-efficient and highly economic engine.

Attending the naming ceremony held at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, Joo-sik YOON, Deputy President of Hanjin Shipping commented: “We are very pleased with the successful delivery of our first tanker. We will continue to expand our bulk business in order to optimize our business portfolio, which currently concentrates on container business.”

Meanwhile, Hanjin Shipping operates over 90 bulk vessels including approximately 40 owned ships.