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Statement regarding Hanjin vessel anchored at Port of Prince Rupert


PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Port of Prince Rupert this morning confirmed that the container vessel Hanjin Scarlet is not presently being handled or worked at the port's Fairview Container Terminal, which is operated by DP World.

Following the Hanjin Scarlet's arrival Tuesday evening, the vessel proceeded directly to an assigned anchorage, where it remains Wednesday following news that the Hanjin Shipping Co. has filed for receivership.

The Port of Prince Rupert, together with its partners DP World and CN, are in communication and are actively working to realize a resolution to the situation.

Through a statement, CN has advised that all Hanjin containers currently in its system will be released for pickup from its origin terminals, with no storage charges for these boxes. CN will not accept additional Hanjin export loads -- or bookings from other shipping lines destined for Hanjin vessels.

CN's full statement is available via the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association at this link.

Further updates will be available as the situation develops. Check for updates.