Hanjin Shipping recieves its first tanker

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March 2, 2011

Hanjin Shipping announced today that it received its first tanker.

With Hanjin Shipping’s tradition to name its ships after cities around the world, the company’s first tanker is named “Ras Tanura”, the major oil port of Saudi Arabia. “Hanjin Ras Tanura” is a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) of 300,000 ton-class with a double-hull design based on Fuel Oil Tank Protection (FOTP). The ship is also equipped with a fuel-efficient and highly economic engine.

Attending the naming ceremony held at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, Korea, Joo-sik YOON, Deputy President of Hanjin Shipping commented, “We are very pleased with the successful delivery of our first tanker. We will continue to expand our bulk business in order to optimize our business portfolio, which currently concentrates on container business.”

Meanwhile, Hanjin Shipping operates over 90 bulk vessels including approximately 40 owned ships.

“Hanjin Ras Tanura” Specifications

-Loadable Capacity: 309,988 Metric Tons
-Length: 333 Meters / Width: 60 Meters
-Speed: 16 Knots

-Photo courtesy Hanjin Shipping

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