South Korea Plans Nationwide Port Development


South Korea has revealed that it plans to grow the country's industrial and logistics infrastructure by developing eight of its ports.

The country's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has revealed that 30 million square meters of seaport hinterland will be developed by 2030.

It will invest in the ports located in Busan, Incheon, Gwangyang, Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, Ulsan, Pohang, Mokpo and Masan.

Read about how a new project aims to share information between maritime stakeholders by reading a technical paper by Michael (Mikis) Tsimplis, Professor of Oceanography and Maritime Law, Deputy Director of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute, University of Southampton

In December 2017, the Port of Busan reached 20 million TEU for the first time, making it the fifth-largest port in the world.

An increase in shipments of semiconductors, machinery and petrochemicals recently pushed South Korea’s exports to their highest level in at least six decades.

Read more: C.K. Yoo, President & CEO of Hyundai Merchant Marines, has revealed that the Korean container shipping company plans to order 22,000 TEU containerships in 2018

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