The Port of Busan, also known as Pusan, located in South Korea, has landed a first-call service from Ocean Network Express (ONE) that aims to directly link South Korea and Central/South China to straits.
The new weekly Korea – China – Straits (KCS) service to be launched on 30 October aims to enhance the coverage of the Intra Asia market.
The full rotation for the KCS service is as follows: Busan (South Korea) – Shanghai (China) – Xiamen (China) – Singapore – Port Kelang (Malaysia) – Pasir Gudang (Malaysia) – Laem Chabang (Thailand) – Shekou (China) – Busan
In a statement from ONE, it revealed this is its very first dedicated Kora and Central/South China to Straits service which provides a competitive transit time from port to port.
The Busan Port Authority also recently announced it intends to use digital technologies to increase its TEU volume to 32 million by 2030 and recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Announced in November 2020, the authority said it will look to open up a “new era” of container port operations with its Mid to Long-Term Comprehensive Development Plan.