14,400 bottles of wine as a gift to shipbuilder
Published : Sep 7, 2011 - 19:27
Updated : Sep 7, 2011 - 19:27
Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries’ employees hold glasses of wine in front of the ship being built for the German shipping firm Peter Doehle in Yeongam, South Jeolla Province, on Wednesday. (Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.)

Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co. received 14,400 bottles of wine from a German shipping firm as a Chuseok gift, the company said Wednesday. According to the company, 14,400 is about the same as the number of workers at Hyundai Samho and its suppliers.

According to the shipbuilder, the German shipping firm Peter Doehle sent 14,400 bottles of Chilean wine as a token of appreciation for the quality of the ships the Korean firm built.

The German shipping firm contracted Hyundai Samho to build five container carriers in June 2008. The first two vessels were delivered in May and June, Hyundai Samho said.

The contract is scheduled to be completed in June 2012 when the fifth vessel will be delivered.

The wine, produced at a vineyard owned by Peter Doehle’s chairman Jochen Doehle, was distributed to employees of Hyundai Samho and associated companies, the shipbuilder said.

By Choi He-suk (