Hanjin Shipping Co. on Tuesday took delivery of the Hanjin Durban, a new 4,300-TEU vessel built by Samsung Heavy Industries.
The vessel is the fourth in a series of eight similar vessels ordered by the South Korean carrier in 2005. It will be phased into the carrier's All Water Gulf Service (AWG), starting at Busan, South Korea, in early September. The service currently calls Xiamen, Yantian, Ningbo and Shanghai, China; Busan; Savannah, Ga.; Norfolk, Va.; Charleston, S.C.; and back to Xiamen.
"With the deployment of this state-of-the-art ship, we will be able to upgrade the competitiveness of our fleet and improve our schedule regularity as well as customer service," the carrier said in an media statement.