Hanjin ship unloads at Long Beach Port after bankruptcy ruling
LONG BEACH, Calif. (FOX 11, CNS) - A Hanjin container ship has docked at the Port of Long Beach where workers began unloading its cargo after a U.S. Judge ordered protection from creditors attempting to seize assets from the bankrupt shipping giant, according to news reports.
The Hanjin Greece left the South Korean city of Busan on Aug. 21 but was blocked from entering or leaving the port since Hanjin filed for bankruptcy protection or bankruptcy on Aug. 31 in South Korea and on Sept. 2 in the U.S.
The 1,145-foot-long ship had a load of plastic goods, electronics, clothing and furniture, port officials said.
Two other container ships, the Hanjin Montevideo and Hanjin Boston, were still waiting offshore.
They were among dozens of Hanjin ships stranded worldwide because of concerns over unpaid fuel bills and workers responsible for docking and unloading vessels also would not be paid.
Creditors reportedly seized several ships because fuel providers were not paid about $750,000, according to news reports.
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