Deadline for shippers to claim Hanjin containers from PSA Singapore expires

Hanjin containers stacked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal Hanjin containers stacked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal Photo: Marcus Hand

The deadline for shippers to collect laden containers from Hanjin Shipping at PSA’s Singapore terminals has expired.

The terminal operator gave cargo owners, consignees, shippers and/or freight forwarders until 28 November to collect containers lying in its terminals after which it said it would dispose of or sell the containers and their contents.

In total 17 vessels from Hanjin called at PSA in Singapore to discharge boxes following the company’s receivership filing and according to a presentation by PSA last Friday over 10,000 containers were connected back to shippers.

Asked by Seatrade Maritime News what PSA now planned to do, and how many containers were left unclaimed, a corporate spokesman said they had “no comment”.

Hundreds of Hanjin containers can be seen stacked at the back of Tanjong Pagar Terminal next to Singapore’s business district (pictured) but it is not clear if these are unclaimed boxes or empty ones that have been returned by shippers. PSA demanded a SGD5,000 security deposit on Hanjin containers removed from its facilities, which would be refunded on return of the boxes.

Hanjin has now fully discharged all its vessels, with only eight remaining under its control, three of which are under arrest.

Read all the background to the Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy on our timeline

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Posted 30 November 2016

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News