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A World Leading Logistics Enterprise Hanjin Coming to Estonia

Estonian logistics entrepreneurs paid a visit to Hanjin Group holding company comprised of major Korean transportation companies Hanjin Shipping, Hanjin Transportation and Korean Air.

According to Mr. Andres Valgerist, heading the logistics cluster delegation, Estonians were received at a very high level as among the people welcoming the delegation were Mr. J. S. Choi, Vice President of Hanjin, Mr. Ki Young Lee, Vice President of Overseas Business Department, Mr. Bryan R. Yoo, General Manager of Korean Air and Mr. Sang-Hun Park, General Manager of Overseas Business Development.

As stated by Mr. Jaanus Paas, Chairman of the Management Board of EVR Cargo, the vice presidents of Hanjin showed interest in opportunities to use several container freight trains connecting Estonia with Central Asia and the container freight train transit of Korean goods arriving via Estonian harbours to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as well as to Moscow, Russia was discussed in particular. In addition, U.S. Army provisioning in Afghanistan with the goods arriving from United States was on the table.

"At present, a container freight train between Estonia and Afghanistan is operated together with APL shipping company and it is a very real option to include further volumes of goods to be shipped from United States through the Estonian transit channel,” Mr. Paas explained. “Mr. Ki Young Lee, Vice President of Overseas Markets of Hanjin Group, expressed a wish to visit Estonia in person in coming months to learn more about the opportunities we are offering,” Mr. Paas elaborated.

27.05.2011

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