Port of Long Beach approves sale of Hanjin terminal stake to MSC

The Port of Long Beach has approved MSC buy of a Hanjin Shipping’s 54% stake in Total Terminals International (TTI).

The approval by the Long Beach Board of Harbour Commissioners will give MSC, through its subsidiary Terminal Investments Ltd (TIL), 100% control the port’s Pier T terminal, which is leased to TTI, MSC already owns a 46% stake in TTI which it bought from Hanjin in 2012.

Bankrupt Hanjin accounted for 12% of the Port of Long Beach’s volume.

“This decision comes at a crucial time. With all of the changes that have taken place in the shipping industry in recent years, certainty is very important,” Board of Harbour Commissioners President Lori Ann Guzmán said. “Although we regret the loss of a long-term partner in Hanjin Shipping, we look forward to the opportunities that Terminal Investment Limited, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Hyundai Merchant Marine and their ‘2M Alliance’ partners will bring to Long Beach.”

As part of the deal MSC has to install two new cranes capable of handling 20,000 teu vessels with three years.

Posted 23 December 2016

© Copyright 2017 Seatrade (UBM (UK) Ltd). Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Seatrade.

Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

Have your say | Who is your winner this year?

It's official. The Corporate Social Responsibility entrants are in. Therefore, we are excited to now invite you to help us judge this category and select your 2017 winner. 

Recognising an outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility policy or initiative delivered over the last year, we are delighted to announce the companies in the running for this highly competitive category as:

   - Aires Group of Companies
   - Naftiliaki Greek Shipping Review
   - Pacific Basin
   - Port of Gdansk Authority SA
   - Porto Cruise Terminal
   - Synergy Group
   - Tristar Transport LLC
   - Woqod Marine Services

This is your chance to play a part in the Seatrade Awards 2017. All you need to do is view each entry and pick your winner. Voting closes 2 June 2017 - don't miss out on having your say.

Choose your winner