Korea News Digest

LG Uplus on lookout for automated seaports with 5G tech

BUSAN– A towering shipyard crane nimbly moves over stacks of cargo crates at a terminal in Busan Port, South Korea’s largest seaport 453 kilometers southeast of Seoul, to snatch a container box and gently load it onto a truck.While the scene is busine…

S. Korean shipbuilders lead LPG carrier bonanza

SEOUL– South Korean shipbuilders are enjoying a booming liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) ship market, snapping up a significant number of new orders placed this year, industry data showed Sunday.South Korean builders have won 31 LPG carriers out of 44 or…

S. Korea faces looming COVID-19 vaccine shortage

SEOUL– South Korea may soon face a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines as less than 10 percent of the country’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses are left, the health authority said Sunday, raising concerns over delays in the nation’s immunization schedule.The nati…

New virus cases above 600 for 4th day; further surge in offing

SEOUL– South Korea’s daily new virus cases stayed in the 600s for the fourth consecutive day Sunday as sporadic cluster infections popped up across the nation, complicating antivirus efforts.The country reported 606 more COVID-19 cases, including 585 …