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Monday, January 05, 2009

Hanjin sets up freight transport from Busan to Subic

HANJIN Heavy Industries Corp. Philippines (HHIC-Phil) has established a freight transport system to transport system to transport materials from Busan to Subic to facilitate its global production.

Confident of the shipping industry, Hanjin recently launched its multi0purpose carries (MPC) II for the company’s logistics system.

The 11,500-ton multi-purpose carrier has a length of 130 meter, 19.6 meter in width and 11.7 meter in height and capable of 15.9 knots at maximum.

It was built to transport shipbuilding equipment in Subic Shipyard.

HHIC announced at the christening ceremony last December 26 that it finally established freight transport system in Subic Shipyard.

The optimal freight transport system on which the equipment and materials are provided on time from Busan to Subic Shipyard would make rapid growth in Subic Shipyard.

The first one, which is the HHIC-M1 built in April, provided various shipbuilding equipment and materials such as shipbuilding plate, welding apparatus and supplies.

Officials claimed the multi-purpose carrier has played a big role in the fast growing Subic Shipyard.

To name a few, the largest ship repair facility in the country has manufactured and delivered its first vessel in early June.

In the latter part of 2008, it launched two ships for Greek shipping firm, Dioryx maritime Corp.

An HHIC official said the Multi-Purpose Carrier has played an important role in developing Subic Shipyard into the world-class dockyard with the world’s most efficient production system.

“Together with HHIC-M1, HHIC-M2 will be used in delivering shipbuilding equipment and materials. I hope it would deliver the artisan spirit of Korean shipbuilding as well as freight,” the official added.

The multi purpose carrier was also use din delivering educational equipment and materials of Busan Metropolitan City Office of Education to the country, thereby promoting educational exchange and cooperation between the two nations.

The shipyard in Subic is equipped with facilities that can generate annual sales of about $3.1 billion with construction capacity of 36 ships including eight 12,800-TEu container vessels, the company said.

“We will promote the shipyard as a global shipbuilding base,” it said.


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