Three Hanjin Shipping vessels have been reported as stranded off the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach due to the company’s bankruptcy, with another anchored and held at the Port of Prince Rupert.
The Port of Prince Rupert has confirmed the vessel Hanjin Scarlet is in port but work has been halted and containers are not being offloaded by the terminal (DP World). Port and rail charges have presumably not been paid for working the Hanjin vessel. The Port of Prince Rupert, together with its partners DP World and Canada National (CN) are in communication and are actively working together to find a resolution to the situation.
The Port Authority said in a statement: “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.”
DP World and CN will not be accepting any new Hanjin orders or shipments destined for Hanjin vessels.
Importers with product on any Hanjin vessel should be analyzing their current inventory levels to assess whether it is prudent to arrange a replacement shipment to be sent from suppliers in case of lengthy delays. At this point it remains uncertain how long it will take for these containers to be released.
If you have any questions concerning shipments booked with Universal Logistics and how they may be impacted by the above, please call (905) 882-4880, Debbie McGuire, Manager – Freight Solutions.