Hanjin Shipping in trouble: ships arrested, refused entry, halted
According to a Hanjin Shipping official, Tuesday, the shipping line's container ship Hanjin Rome was seized at a port in Singapore shortly after creditors announced they would stop supporting Hanjin Shipping.
German ship owner and operator Rickmers, which chartered ships to the beleaguered shipper, filed the provisional seizure on the 5,308-TEU vessel operated by Hanjin Shipping.
If a container vessel is seized at anchorage, it is banned from carrying out any kinds of shipping operations, including loading and unloading as well as docking at port.
Another container ship, Hanjin Mexico, has also halted its shipping operation as its ship owner, PIL, refused to sail due to overdue charter fees from the shipping line.
A number of overseas ports have reportedly refused Hanjin Shipping-owned container ships entry to their harbors. They said they will allow the ships to enter harbors only if Hanjin Shipping pays the costs in cash first for cargo operations.
The Korea Times http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/biz/2016/08/602_213175.html