Once the seventh largest containerline in the world, South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping now stands in 100th position on Alphaliner’s list of the top 100 liners. 177 days since it sought court protection and a week on from being declared bankrupt Alphaliner now lists Hanjin as having one 5,302 teu ship left to its name, a far cry from the 609,500 teu it controlled when it filed for court receivership at the end of August.
Creditors have until May 1 to file claims against Hanjin. In the US, Maher Terminals, which operates out of the Port of New York/New Jersey has filed a claim to seize and sell some of the Hanjin containers that are still clogging up its facility. Maher says Hanjin owes it around $3m.