Shipping to and from South Korea

Your complete guide to shipping to and from South Korea. Find the right route, get Maersk office locations, discover local solutions, payment options and more.

COVID-19 Operational status

Due to COVID-19, key elements of your supply chain like warehousing, terminal or customs operations might suffer disruption. In order to react to any change we are capturing and updating daily the latest operational status for each country.

COVID-19 Operational status (updated 18-05-2020)

Operation Market Status Maersk Operational Status
Operation
General status
Market Status
Government announced that quarantine system will be changed from 'Social distancing' to 'Distance in life(Life-control system)' which means the implementation of a new quarantine system that can maintain normal daily life. Government can revert back to strict 'Social distancing' status at any time depending on the trend of the COVID-19 outbreak.
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Counter open
Market Status
Reduced hours
Maersk Operational Status
BAU. Most of DO executed online.
For OBLs in the possession of couriers or in transit, customers can provide LOI and scanned ID of the signatory. Promoting E-BL and Myfinance.
Operation
Ocean carrier status
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operations in general is normal with occasional issues with Trucking moves. Delivery continues to be normal as country is NOT in lockdown state.
Operation
Reefer booking acceptance
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Terminal status
Market Status
All terminals operating as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Not COVID19 issue, PNCT, DPW terminal in Busan, current capability is only 70~80% due to vessel collision accident on 6th Apr. A ONE vessel hit 2 STS crane during berthing thereby 5 QC and 600m berth are not available so that slight berth congestion expected in entire new port terminals in Busan. 070(AUS/NEZ) service of MSK calls there.
Operation
Customs authorities
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Warehousing
Market Status
All warehouses operating as usual
Maersk Operational Status
No critical impact but space utilization has been getting increased gradually due to import backlog triggered by COVID-19.
Operation
Inland container yards
Market Status
Open
Maersk Operational Status
Normal Operation (90-100%)
Operation
Inland trucking
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Business As usual
Operation
Rail transport
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Barge shipment
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
Operation
Air freight
Market Status
Business as usual
Maersk Operational Status
  • Airfreight demand is increasing.
  • Rates are seeing increasing trend.
  • Most SCM customer are switching to OCN where possible.

Local information

Port
Busan
Address
PNC (Pusan newport Co. terminal)
Pusan Newport Co
372 Sinhangnam-ro Gangseo-gu Busan 46767 South Korea

Pnit terminal
330, Sinhangnam-ro, Gangseo-gu, Busan, South Korea

HJNC terminal
434, Shinhang-ro, Jinhae-gu, Chnagwon-si, Kyungsangnam-do, Korea

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With offices in Seoul, Busan and Kwangyang, we are uniquely placed to help South Korean businesses connect to the world.

Whether you are shipping standard, refrigerated or oversized cargo, we have the local expertise and global network needed to get it to its destination on time. With more than 26 weekly calls to ports throughout the Korean peninsula, including Busan, Kwangyang, Incheon, Pyeongtaek, Pohang and Donghae, we connect you seamlessly to our vast ocean fleet. From here, the rest of the world is just a short hop away.

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