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Hyundai Merchant to allocate 2 ships to China-Australia route

All Headlines 13:39 June 11, 2018

SEOUL, June 11 (Yonhap) -- Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., South Korea's leading shipping line by sales, said Monday it will allocate two ships on the China-Australia routes to meet growing demand for cargo.

Hyundai Merchant has partnered with global shipping firms APL and Evergreen Marine Corp. to assign five 4,600 twenty-foot equivalent unit container carriers -- two from Hyundai Merchant and three from the two shipping lines -- on the routes linking China's Ningbo and Yantian and Australia's Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne starting Aug. 17, the company said in a statement.

"The premium Australia No. 1 Express, or A1X, service will help the company offer competitive shipping services to customers in Australia," the statement said.

Hyundai Merchant has served its customers by shipping their cargo through container carriers held by global shipping firms, such as Maersk Line, MSC, ONE (Ocean Network Express) and Hamburg Sud Line, not its own ships, it said.

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