5 South Korean Container Shipping Companies Come Together To Form K-Alliance

Five South Korean container shipping companies have agreed to come together to establish K-Alliance, a Korean Maritime Movement Alliance (K-Alliance).

According to the country’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF), SM Line, HMM, Pan Ocean, Sinokor Merchant Marine and Heung-A have signed an agreement to form the country’s first shipping alliance.

The alliance has been formed with a goal to enhance competitiveness by boosting cooperation in Southeast Asia.

HMM's super large container ship 'HMC Copenhagen', which Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering delivered the second time
Representation Image – Credits: dsme.co.kr

The agreement focuses on opening new shipping routes, reducing redundant vessels and calls, fleet sharing agreements etc.

K-Alliance is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2021.

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