GLOBALink | China's Tianjin opens new container shipping route to Europe
HMM (Hyundai Merchant Marine), a leading shipping company in the Republic of Korea, on Thursday opened a new direct container shipping route linking north China's Tianjin Port with major European ports.
According to the company, HMM will put 12 24,000 TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) ultra-large container ships into weekly operation.
The shipping route will connect Tianjin with major European ports, including Algeciras in Spain, Rotterdam in the Netherlands, Hamburg in Germany and Antwerp in Belgium.
The maritime route aims to offer convenient and efficient shipping services for exports of China-made mechanical and electrical equipment and daily necessities.
Tianjin Port is a major port in north China. Its container throughput exceeded 21 million TEUs last year, ranking eighth globally.
Produced by Xinhua Global Service