South Korea

28 Jun 2016
Battling a liquidity crisis, the company must cut costs to remain operational.
26 Nov 2015
South Korea's government plans to conduct research on ultra-large container ships, including the return on investment of the vessels, their impact on ports and the investment needed at terminals to handle them.
18 Nov 2015
South Korea's new Minister of Oceans and Fisheries Kim Young-suk said Hanjin and Hyundai Merchant Marine, the country's two biggest shipping companies, need ultra-large container ships if they are to be competitive.
16 Nov 2015
The Busan Port Authority expects 2015 container throughput to grow by around 5 percent, in which case total full-year throughput volume would rise to more than 19.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units.
16 Nov 2015
Throughput at the Port of Incheon in South Korea will be lower than expected in 2015 as a result of weak demand from Europe.
12 Nov 2015
KMTC Line, South Korea’s third-largest container line and the country’s biggest player in the intra-Asia segment, is reviewing its fleet structure ahead of expected tougher conditions on intra-Asia routes next year due to rising capacity and sinking demand.
11 Nov 2015
Top maritime officials in South Korea said a merger between Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine was unlikely because the benefits of such a move are difficult to see and it could have significant negative implications for the wider economy.
09 Nov 2015
South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has clarified its position with regards to ongoing speculation on a possible merger between Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine, the country’s two biggest shipping companies.
03 Nov 2015
Hyundai Merchant Marine on Friday completed a 247.5 billion Korean won ($216.1 million) permanent convertible bond through a newly created entity called Hyundai Bulk Line, staving off a liquidity crisis and halting further talk of a merger with Hanjin Shipping.
28 Oct 2015
South Korea's second-biggest shipping company Hyundai Merchant Marine has refuted rumors that the government asked the carrier to merge with its bigger compatriot, Hanjin Shipping.
09 Oct 2015
The Incheon Port Authority has doubled the size of the ships it can handle in the last decade and is working to handle even larger vessels as it continues to invest in an effort to lower costs for shippers and become a regional hub.