Based in Busan, South Korea’s largest port, SM Line is a specialized carrier that provides trans-Pacific, intra-Asia shuttle services that use Busan as their base. As of 2019, SM Line operated 21 containerized vessels, while offering:
- Transpacific shuttle service based on Busan as a hub port;
- Services that connected its Asian feeder network to Busan, and
- One of the fastest trans-Pacific transit times from Busan to Long Beach, California.
SM Line offers cost efficiencies by enabling its customers to secure the use of SM’s vessels at a competitive price. SM Line can also respond quickly to customer demand because SM is an independent carrier. It also offers shippers real-time cargo tracking capability.