The new service, which commenced in mid May 2007 is part of the East Mediterranean Express (EMX) service set up by the CKYH Alliance
F.C.C. Shipping, Hanjin Shipping (HJS ) sole port agent in Israel, invited last week over 200 leading Israeli shippers to mark the inauguration of Hanjin Shipping services to Israel.
The South Korean Ambassador H.E. Kak Soo Shin who was the guest of honor to the event said that his dreams since his arrival to Israel were to establish direct shipping services between the two countries and these dreams come true.
F.C.C. Shipping is a joint venture of L.L.S Blue Enterprise, Coral Maritime Services and F.C. Flying Cargo Ltd. Mr. Yoni Izakov, director general of Coral Maritime Services, will be the director general of the newly set up agency.
Mr. Yoni Izakov thanked Mr. Marcus Field, HJS's European marketing director for his efforts to introduce HJS to Israel.
The new service, which commenced in mid May 2007 is part of the East Mediterranean Express (EMX) service set up by the CKYH Alliance.(An all-Asian carrier CKYH Alliance consisting of COSCO, “K” Line, Hanjin Shipping and Yang Ming).
The new service is targeting the Israel/Greece market and enlarging the market coverage through the hub ports, EMX will provide the direct service from Fareast base ports to these two key markets in East Mediterranean.
EMX will be operated by seven 3000TEU type vessels, among which Coscon will provide four vessels, YML will provide two vessels and "K" Line will provide one vessel. Hanjin markets the new service under the code GIX (Greece Israel express ) and its rotationwould be as below:
Shanghai - Ningbo - Hong Kong - Shekou - Singapore - Ashdod - Piraeus - Thessaloniki - Singapore - Hong Kong – Shanghai.
Hanjin Shipping, a subsidiary of Hanjin Group, operates 145 vessels out of which 88 are container vessels that cover 80 major ports in 35 countries. Additionally, the Company operates 11 dedicated terminal facilities. Its 200 offices and third-party agentsare spread across 53 countries.