Hanjin Shipping christens its new 4,300 TEU vessel; UASC names its latest 6,919 TEU ship
Hanjin Shipping has taken delivery of a new 4,300 TEU vessel - the Hanjin Durban, which was christened today at Samsung Heavy Industries in Geoje Island
The Hanjin Durban is the fourth in a series of the eight 4,300 TEU container ships ordered in 2005
From early-September, the Hanjin Durban, which is more fuel-efficient than any other ship in the same class, will be deployed in Hanjin's All Water Gulf (AWG) service, calling at Xiamen,Yantian,Ningbo, Shanghai, Busan, Savannah, Norfolk and Charleston
The rest of Hanjin's 4,300 TEU vessels are scheduled for delivery later this year, and the carrier plans to secure mega-sized vessels of more than 10,000 TEU in the near future
United Arab Shipping Co (UASC) has officially taken delivery of its new 6,919 TEU vessel - the MV Jazan, which was named at the end of July in a ceremony held at Ulsan in Korea
Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the MV Jazan is the sixth in a series of eight A7 ships ordered by UASC
The 6,919 TEU vessels can carry 459 FEU reefer units, and are also equipped to transport hazardous cargo
UASC has also ordered nine 13,100 TEU vessels from Samsung Heavy Industries for delivery between October 2010 and Q4 2011
There are mixed messages in the economic data as we enter the last quarter of the year. What does this mean for the economy and logistics industry in the run up to 2015?
In today’s up and down economy every shipper is looking to find strategic advantages over their competition. The biggest hurdle for logistics and transportation managers continues to be, how I get my product to my customer in the most cost effective, reliable, and quickest way.
There’s not a lot being said about the robotization that’s already taking place in the transport sector. Naturally it will help make up for the anticipated shortage of personnel in the logistics labor market. But I predict that, ten years from now, 9/10 DCs are going to be obsolete. It’s time to chart a new strategic course and prepare our distribution networks for a new industrial revolution.