Hanjin Group chairman dies

Hanjin Group chairman Cho Yang-ho died yesterday in the United States at age of 70 due to a chronic lung disease.

Hanjin Group said it has initiated an emergency management system and will discuss key management issues after the funeral.

Born in 1949 as the eldest son of Hanjin Group founder Cho Jung-hun, Cho Yang-ho inherited Hanjin Group after his father’s death in 2002. He has served various roles within the group including the chairman of Hanjin Shipping, which went bankrupt in 2016.

Cho was involved in a series of court charges in the past year which were dismissed today by a local court citing the accused’s death.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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