South Korea

02 Feb 2016
Hanjin Shipping edged into the black in 2015 with its $6 million net profit representing a half-a-billion dollar turnaround from the huge 2014 loss as the carrier managed to offset declining revenue with lower costs and the rationalization of service lanes.
18 Jan 2016
South Korea’s port of Busan handled more than 10 million transshipment containers for the first time in its history last year moving the port closer to its goal of becoming the world’s second largest transshipment hub.
11 Jan 2016
Amid the backdrop of the global shipping downturn, South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has decided to hold off on raising fees for using the country’s trading ports and plans to reduce port fees by 70 percent over the next three years.
02 Jan 2016
High debt levels at Hanjin Shipping and Hyundai Merchant Marine will make it difficult for the South Korean container lines to take advantage of their government’s new S1.2 billion fund to assist the country’s struggling shipping and shipbuilding companies.
30 Dec 2015
South Korea logistics company CJ Korea Express has sold 20 percent of its stake in its loss-making terminal in Busan port to a unit of China Shipping Group.
29 Dec 2015
Having embarked on an expansion program, Incheon port aims to handle 2.5 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2016.
23 Dec 2015
Container transshipment volumes at the Port of Busan were up almost 10 percent in October as the South Korea hub steadily grows this transit cargo segment than accounted for 53 percent of its throughput during the month.
16 Dec 2015
The port of Busan in South Korea saw a rise of over 9 percent in its transshipment container throughput in the month of October as its continued growth in the segment erased losses in gateway volumes.
04 Dec 2015
In the wake of several highly-publicized financial difficulties experienced by South Korea shipping companies, the country’s Minister of Oceans and Fisheries has called on them to undertake voluntary restructuring.
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.