Hanjin Shipping

Hanjin Shipping

Hanjin Shipping is the world’s ninth-largest container shipping company worldwide and number one in Korea, with a fleet of 200 vessels. Founded in South Korea in 1949, Hanjin is present in 60 countries with approximately 6,000 employees.

Hanjin Shipping — an operating company of Hanjin Shipping Holdings — posted revenue of KRW 9.88 trillion in 2013, down 2.9 percent from the previous year. The company posted a net loss of KRW 307.6 billion, up 53.3 percent from the previous year’s net loss of KRW 143.6 billion.

Hanjin Shipping was the fifth-ranked container carrier in U.S. containerized import trade in 2013, with volume of 1,150,210 TEUs, up 5.2 percent year-over-year, giving it market share of 6.4 percent. It was No. 7 in U.S. containerized export trade in 2013, with volume of 611,128 TEUs, up 10.1 percent year-over-year and market share of 4.8 percent. For more carrier rankings see the JOC’s Top 40 Container Carriers special topic.

30 Oct 2014
Hanjin Shipping recorded its first quarterly net profit since the end of 2010 in a turnaround driven largely by cost cuts and currency gains that saw the Korean carrier posting third quarter net earnings of $39 million.
Hanjin London container ship
10 Nov 2013
Hanjin Shipping President and CEO Young Min Kim, saying he was taking responsibility for the company's continuing losses and delays in obtaining financial support from major creditor banks, announced his resignation on Monday.
Hanjin container ship leaving the Port of Rotterdam in July 2013.
01 Nov 2013
Hanjin Shipping will receive a loan of 150 billion South Korean won (about US$141.4 million) from Korean Air, a major shareholder of Hanjin Shipping Holdings.