In week 2 of the Study Tour Shift Sneak Peeks, we will take a look at what awaits the participants in our second and final destination of South Korea; Busan.
In every planning, sacrifices sadly have to be made. Due to the full schedule of the study tour and the missed time because of Chuseok (if you don’t know what Chuseok is, go read sneak peek #1), our visit to Busan will be rather short. In fact, we will spend less than 48 hours there. However, this does not mean we will waste our time in Busan. On the day we arrive, we have a group activity in store that we sadly cannot reveal yet. We can tell you what company visit we will be doing the next day though.
Busan Port Authority
Busan Port Authority is the governing body of the 9th busiest port in the world. Its surrounding “Southeast Economic Zone” is South Korea’s largest industrial area. The port is larger in size than the Rotterdam port. Visiting this port and seeing the largest logistics hub in North-East Asia in action would be interesting in and of itself, but we have arranged a bit more.
The participants will be given a tour through the newest part of the port; Busan New Port. Construction of this newest part of the Busan port started in 1997, and is scheduled to be fully completed in 2020. The 23 container berths of the Busan New Port can handle over 10 million TEU (Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit) annually, an inexact unit used to designate a standard issue sea container.
After the tour through the Busan New Port, we will get an in-depth look at one of the container terminals. Finally, we will end the visit in the Promotion Center where we will discuss the promotional strategy of the port authority and the participants can ask any remaining questions they have about the port and all its workings.
After the visit to the port authority, the participants will have the evening to themselves to explore the many highlights Busan has to offer, including its famous parks, beaches, hot springs, traditional food markets and its cultural center. We do implore the participants not to enjoy their night in Busan too much, as they have to wake up early the next morning to travel to our next destination; Osaka, Japan. We will tell you all about what to expect in Osaka in our third sneak peek, next week.