March 26 - Maersk Line has added the South Korean city Busan to one of its routes from the Port of Gothenburg. It is the first direct Maersk Line service connecting Sweden and Busan.
South Korea is one of Asia's fastest-growing economies and is experiencing considerable industrial growth. Key exports brands include Samsung, LG, Hyundai and Kia. For Swedish companies South Korea is an important market for items such as forestry products, steel and car parts.
"This is really good news. We know this region is important to many companies in Sweden and the Nordic region, for example for the export of steel," commented Magnus Kårestedt, ceo of Gothenburg Port Authority.
The voyage duration from Sweden to Busan is 40 days. Maersk Line will offer weekly departures from the container terminal at the Port of Gothenburg - APM Terminals Gothenburg.
Maersk Line is the container division of Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.