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Shippers face unreasonable terms from Quanzhou owners to release Nan Tsing cargo

Quanzhou owners who have detained ships they chartered to defunct Nan Tsing Container Lines are asking shippers to sign unfair agreements to get their cargo from the ships.

The shippers have been asked to pay RMB6,000-8,000 ($942-$1,256) per container and additionally sign agreements in which they agree to cover the expenses Nan Tsing owed to the owners, while also agreeing not to take legal actions against the owners.

A representative from a shipper company told local media that the shippers have established a group to protect their interests with more than 200 shippers having joined the group.

Yesterday, a group of shippers protested at Taicang Port in an effort to get cargo from the Nan Tsing containers detained by the port.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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