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Hanjin Shipping (Container Operations)

Hanjin was formed in 1977 and in 1988 merged with Korea Shipping Corporation, becoming Hanjin Shipping Company. Until 2009 the company was part of the Hanjin Group, and has several subsidiaries,...

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Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG)

Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) grew out of the Maritime Overseas Corporation, founded in 1948. OSG, a Delaware corporation, was incorporated in 1969. The next year it was publicly listed on the...

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Lobito Invests For Transit Trade

BMI notes that the South African port of Cape Town is under increasing competition for transit business in southern Africa as ports in nearby Namibia and Angola invest in developing their own...

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APMT Commits To Nigeria

BMI believes that Nigeria will need considerable extra container-handling capacity in the coming years as its economy and population continue to grow rapidly. Netherlands-based major terminals...

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Mitsui OSK Lines

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL)'s container operations are relatively small compared with its dry bulk and tanker operations. In FY12 the container unit's revenue accounted for 37.9% of the group's total. In...

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Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) was founded in 1970 in Geneva, Switzerland. It launched its first service between the Mediterranean and South and East Africa in the mid-1970s. In 2003 it became...

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