Hanjin Shipping announced that its Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal has officially opened today.
Hanjin Shipping’s Phase 2-1 Terminal sits on an approximately 687,590㎡ of land with 3 berths 18m deep to accommodate 3 of 12,000TEU class vessels at the same time.???
Especially, in cooperation with Hanjin Shipping’s logistics IT specialist, Cyberlogitec, Busan New Port Phase 2-1 Terminal introduced the world’s first automated horizontal yard crane system, 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 1.6 million TEUs by 2010 and 2 million TEUs by 2011.
Giving a speech at the opening ceremony, Eun Young Choi, the Chairwoman of Hanjin Shipping commented, “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.”