History

1979

  • 03.12 HJCL established regular sailing to North America Westbound
  • 01.19 Took over control of Seoju Industry and Korea Shipping Corp., Ltd.
    Achieved revenues of 200 million dollars in freight receipts

1978

  • Achieved revenues of 100 million dollars in freight receipts
  • 10.12 HJCL established regular sailing to the Middle East - Jeongseok Vessel

1977

  • 05.16 Hanjin Container Lines Co., Ltd, HJCL established with chairman Jo Jung Hun
  • 04.15 Established container sailing to Europe
  • 02.02 Joined ACE Group in European alliance

1976

  • 09.24 Established full container regular sailing through the Pacific: from Asia to North America Westbound and Water U.S East Coast (AWE)
  • 08. Established local corporation, KS America inc. in the United States

1975

  • 10.07 First introduced full container vessel, Korean Leader with 1,100TEU as a Korean shipping company
  • 06. Joined Far Eastern Freight Conference (FEFC)

1974

  • Founded a branch in New York

1973

  • 04. Introduced automobile and bulk carrier, Chrystal Lead Vessel with 17,198DWT

1972

  • 10. First introduced an ore carrier, Gimhae Vessel with 55,985DWT as a Korean shipping company - Started sailing POSCO vessel

1971

  • First introduced a bare boat charter of hire purchase (BBCHP), Korea Runner Vessel with 11,565DWT Divided America sailing into two: Regular sailing to New York and America Westbound sailing

1970

  • 12. Signed a basic agreement with POSCO to carry raw materials on a long term basis