S Korea says 94 out of 97 Hanjin Shipping container ships completed unloading

SEOUL - South Korea said on Tuesday that 94 out of 97 Hanjin Shipping Co Ltd's container ships have completed unloading as of Nov. 7.

Of the remaining 3 ships, two ships will be unloaded as soon as possible while relevant authorities are in talks with Shanghai port authorities to unload one seized ship in Shanghai, the country's finance ministry and the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said in a joint statement.

Hanjin filed for court receivership on Aug. 31 after its creditors cut off financial support for the firm.

Hanjin ships stranded in Singapore waters

  • A South Korean Hanjin Rome shipping vessel is seen anchored in waters at the Eastern Anchorage off Singapore on September 15, 2016. Ports are refusing entry to dozens of ships run by the South Korean company, for fear they will be unable to pay docking fees, leaving an estimated 500,000 containers stuck on its ships across the globe even as it pleads with creditors and starts a fire sale of vessels to other companies.
  • Hanjin Hungary and Hanjin Louisiana container ships are docked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal in Singapore.
  • Hanjin Hungary and Hanjin Louisiana are docked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal in Singapore September 28, 2016
  • Hanjin Hungary container ship is docked at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal in Singapore September 28, 2016.
  • A tugboat passes Hanjin Hungary container ship at PSA's Tanjong Pagar terminal in Singapore September 28, 2016.
  • A view of the bridge of Hanjin Rome, stranded in Singapore waters, in this undated handout received on September 22, 2016.
  • A crew member looks out from Hanjin Rome, stranded off the coast of Singapore, in this undated handout photo received on September 22, 2016.
  • A crew member works onboard Hanjin Rome, which is stranded in Singapore waters, in this undated handout received on September 22, 2016.
  • Captain Moon Kwon-do onboard Hanjin Rome, stranded in Singapore waters, in this undated handout received on September 22, 2016.
  • Hanjin Rome, owned by the bankrupt Hanjin Shipping Company - has been sitting off the eastern coast of Singapore for more than a month. Captain Moon Kwon Do, who has spent more than half his 16-year sea-faring career sailing across the world, has been stranded at sea.
  • But he has just received special permission to disembark the ship and return to Korea.
  • Captain Moon Kwon Do has just received special permission to disembark the ship and return to Korea.