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Hanjin lost in ‘game of chicken’, chairman says

Excerpts from Reuters:

The collapsed Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd could not compete against global rivals that were supported by their governments, the chairman of its parent firm told a South Korean parliamentary hearing on Tuesday.

“Hanjin Shipping lost the game of chicken played among large shippers,” Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho told the hearing.

“As […]


Hanjin Group head vows to transform ailing shipping line into global top player

The Global Post reports that ‘Hanjin Shipping is South Korea’s No. 1 shipping company, but like others in the industry, it has been weighed down by a drop in global trade triggered by the 2007-2008 global financial crisis, as well as being hurt by inefficient ships and stiff overseas competition.’

Cho Yang-ho, the new […]