HMM offering new service between Korea and South America
HMM is starting a new container shipping service connecting Busan and eastern coastal cities in South America in December.
HMM, the country’s largest shipping company, said on Wednesday that a 5,000 twenty-foot-equivalent unit (TEU) container carrier will leave Busan on Dec. 7.
It will take 84 days for the container vessel to make a round trip.
Major stops for the route include Shanghai and Ningbo in China, Singapore, Durban in South Africa, Santos and Paranagua in Brazil, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Montevideo in Uruguay.
HMM said the new route is designed to help domestic sellers export their goods to South America more easily amid times of shipping container shortages.
Through the opening of the new route, HMM said it will provide “a stable and higher quality service” to domestic and international exporters. “We plan to maximize profit by solidifying our position in Far East India-Latin America routes,” it added.
The new route is not part of THE Alliance, which is one of the major alliances in which HMM participates.
Hapag-Lloyd, Yang Ming and Ocean Network Express are other members of THE Alliance.
BY JIN MIN-JI [firstname.lastname@example.org]
with the Korea JoongAng Daily
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