[25 September 2002 – Hong Kong] – Hanjin Shipping Company Limited extended its Europe service (PDS westbound) to Xiamen with the inaugural call of the 5,752-TEU vessel “M.V. Hanjin Geneva” at Xiamen International Container Terminals (XICT) on 25 September 2002.
12 vessels are deployed, ranging from 5,302 to 5,752 TEU in capacity, in the PDS westbound service. The vessels call at XICT every Wednesday night and leave in the following morning. The port rotation is Xiamen, Hong Kong, Port Klang, Colombo, Suez Canal, Rotterdam, Hamburg, Felixstowe, Rotterdam, La Havre, Singapore, Yantian, Hong Kong, Osaka, Tokyo, Long Beach, Oakland, Tokyo, Osaka and Busan.
Mr. Patrick Lam, general manager of XICT commented, “Within years, Xiamen has successfully transformed from a feeder port to a shipping hub with renowned international shipping lines deploying their services here. Our strategic move to Xiamen has proven to be right. We are expanding our facilities, the number of berths, equipment, IT and services to tap the throughput growth and improve our service quality. Thanks to the support of our clients, XICT’s international service network is further developing and growing strong.”