South Korean logistics company Hyundai Glovis, a unit of auto giant Hyundai Motor Group, has rejected the proposals offered by the US government to use US-registered vessels, The Korea Herald cited undisclosed company sources.
Namely, US officials paid a visit to the country with an aim to discuss marine policies with South Korea’s Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF).
The representatives of Hyundai Glovis were present at a meeting held between the officials, where they were asked to use US vessels.
The reasons behind the request was that these vessels often set sail on a return trip empty after unloading their cargo in South Korea.
However, the US officials were once again turned down, as Hyundai Glovis said that using US-registered vessels would mean paying extra costs, according to The Korea Herald.
The company has been offered the same proposal a number of times from last year.
Hyundai Glovis, which currently operates 66 ships to export vehicles globally, has shipped around 200,000 cars to the US last year, a 31 percent share of a total of 640,000 units exported to the nation.
World Maritime News Staff