Port partnership between Pyeongtaek and Bremen/Bremerhaven

A delegation from the Korean province of Gyeonggi headed by Vice-Governor Kim Hee Kyeum visited Bremen and Bremerhaven. Gyeonggi is a province in northwest South Korea. Seoul, the capital, is located in the heart of the province.

Together with the cities of Seoul and Incheon, the province of Gyeonggi forms the metropolitan region of Sudogwon, which is the home of 50 percent of the Korean population and accounts for around half of the South Korean gross domestic product.

Pyeongtaek, one of the major ports of the country and, along with Ulsan, one of the biggest automobile ports in South Korea, is located in Asan-man Bay. Around 1.5 million vehicles were handled in 2014. The port is managed by the Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek Port Corporation, whose president, Jung Seung Bong, was a member of the delegation.

The BLG Auto Terminal in Bremerhaven is a major location for automobile traffic to and from South Korea. In 2014 120,000 Mercedes, BMW, VW, AUDI and Porsche vehicles were shipped to Pyeongtaek while 58,000 Hyundai and Kia models from Korea were discharged. Korean shipping companies EUKOR and GLOVIS make regular stops at the Bremerhaven Auto Terminal.

Economics and Port Senator Martin Günthner received the delegation in Bremen. With a memorandum of understanding bremenports, BLG Logistics and Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek Port Corporation agreed upon cooperation and partnership between their port locations.

In Bremerhaven the delegation visited the BLG Auto Terminal and was received by Michael Blach, a member of the Board of Management.

February 27, 2015
With a memorandum of understanding bremenports, BLG Logistics and Gyeonggi Pyeongtaek Port Corporation agreed upon cooperation and partnership between their port locations.

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