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HMM to launch new service linking S. Korea, S. America in Dec.

All News 14:53 October 20, 2021

By Nam Kwang-sik

SEOUL, Oct. 20 (Yonhap) -- South Korean shipper HMM Co. said Wednesday that it will start its new regular container shipping service linking the country's port city of Busan and the eastern coastal cities of South America in December.

A 5,000 twenty-foot equivalent unit (TEU) container carrier will be deployed for the service to be launched on Dec. 7, HMM said.

It will take 84 days for the container carrier to make a round trip on the Busan-Montevideo route, the shipper said.

HMM said the launch of new South Korea-South America container shipping service aims to support the country's exporters, which have difficulty in shipping their containers overseas.

Most of the container shipping service linking South Korea and South America has stopped in recent months as a global shortage of container carriers caused global shippers not to stop at Busan, HMM said.

This image provided by HMM Co. on Oct. 20, 2021 shows the route liking South Korea and South America for the shipper's new container shipping service. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

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