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Hanjin Shipping vessels and containers left stranded

Hanjin Shipping vessels and containers left stranded
Containerships operated by bankrupt Hanjin Shipping are being left stranded outside ports while shippers with freight booked on the company’s vessels are getting boxes returned.

At least three Hanjin vessels were reported to be stuck on the North American West Coast. The Hanjin Scarlet is in Port Rupert in Canada, but not being worked on, while both the Hanjin Greece and Hanjin Constantza were reported by FleetMon to be idling outside of Los Angeles and Long Beach where they had been scheduled to arrive 31 August.

Hanjin filed for court receivership on Wednesday.

The Port Authority of Prince Rupert said that the Hanjin Scarlet was currently not being worked on by the Fairview Container Terminal operated by DP World.

“Following the Hanjin Scarlet's arrival Tuesday evening, the vessel proceeded directly to an assigned anchorage, where it remains Wednesday following news that the Hanjin Shipping Co. has filed for receivership,” the port authority said.

“The Port of Prince Rupert, together with its partners DP World and CN, are in communication and are actively working to realize a resolution to the situation.”

Meanwhile CN Rail said it would release all Hanjin import containers at its terminals while export boxes would not be loaded onto trains.

All Hanjin import containers will be released for pickup. This includes Hanjin containers on ground at CN inland terminals as well as containers currently moving on the CN network to CN destination terminals,” it said.  

“All Hanjin export units currently at CN inland terminals will not be loaded onto trains and can be picked up from the CN origin terminal.”

CN Rail is not charging for storage of Hanjin boxes and will not accept further Hanjin export containers until further notice.