Policies and Processes for Handling Hanjin and CKYHE Cargo

Policies and Processes for Handling Hanjin and CKYHE Cargo

September 2, 2016

Norfolk – In light of the recent bankruptcy filing by Hanjin Shipping, The Port of Virginia has
updated its policies and processes regarding the movement and loading of Hanjin vessels and containers.
 
The following policy is effective as of Sept. 1, 2016:
 
• The port will not load any cargo from Cosco Container Lines, “K” Line, Yang Ming Line and
   Evergreen Line onto a Hanjin vessel.
•  No Hanjin cargo will be loaded onto Cosco Container Lines, “K” Line, Yang Ming Line and
   Evergreen Line vessels.
 
These restrictions were requested by Cosco Container Lines, “K” Line, Yang Ming Line and Evergreen
 Line, which with Hanjin, compose the CKYHE shipping alliance. After careful consideration, the port
 agreed today to comply with the request.
 
Beginning Aug. 31, 2016, the port enacted its own restrictions regarding the movement of Hanjin
freight. Those restrictions include:

 • Not accepting any Hanjin containers for export at any of the port’s marine or intermodal
    terminals.
 • Only accepting empty Hanjin containers at the Pinners Point Container Yard (PPCY).
 • Hanjin containers that are currently in transit by rail to the port will be accepted until
   Monday, Sept. 5; any and all Hanjin containers arriving after that deadline will be rejected.
 • The port is not ramping or loading any Hanjin containers at the rail operations.
 • Rail service to VIP is available for Hanjin containers, but only if the consignee provides
   prepayment or the written guarantee of payment.
 • All use of HRCPII chassis for Hanjin business will be considered merchant haulage, billable to
   the respective motor carrier under their applicable contract with HRCPII (effective Sept. 1, 2016).
 • Any HRCPII chassis out-gated under Hanjin carrier haulage terms prior to Sept. 1, 2016, and not
   returned by Sept. 7, 2016, will be converted to merchant haulage, billable to the respective motor
   carrier from Sept. 8, 2016, forward.

•  Hanjin export containers may be picked-up at the terminals by the original shipper only with
   release/authorization from Hanjin Shipping. In these occurrences, all terminal service charges
   shall be waived and the shipper will be responsible for all associated chassis charges/fees.
 
• All vessel-import Hanjin containers, or those Hanjin containers already on terminal by Tuesday,
  Sept. 6, 2016, and that have the appropriate documentation, shall be available for merchant haulage
  to exit the marine terminal per normal. Any accompanying chassis charges/fees will be applicable.
 
• At the start of business on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, the charge to release any/all Hanjin import
  containers will be $325; all demurrage charges will be waived. Any/all Hanjin containers leaving
  the terminals under this rule must have a release/authorization from Hanjin. All chassis
  charges/fees will be applicable.
 
 As this is situation evolves, the port will continue to review its policies and processes for
 handling Hanjin cargo and all changes will be communicated to all port customers, users and
 stakeholders as soon as they have been finalized. Port leaders are meeting daily to assess the
 situation and have committed to providing regular briefs/updates outlining any additions to the
 port’s policy regarding this matter. Any change in the port’s policy on the handling of Hanjin
 containers can be seen at:

•       Website: http://www.portofvirginia.com/category/newsroom/
•       Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/portofvirginia/
•      Twitter: https://twitter.com/PortofVirginia
 
 Hanjin Shipping, South Korea’s biggest shipping firm, announced the filing for receivership and a
 request to the court to freeze its assets, which the Seoul Central District Court planned to grant.
 
The Port of Virginia strongly encourages contacting your representative at Hanjin Shipping if you
 have further questions. Questions for The Port of Virginia should be directed to Customer Service
 at 757-440-7160 or inquiries can be emailed to POVCustomerService@vit.org. Chassis billing
 questions should be directed to Arthur Ellermann, HRCP II general manager, at 757-440-5195, or aellermann@hrcp2.org.

Please use this link to view all Newsroom items, http://www.portofvirginia.com/category/newsroom/


 
Topic Information
  • Topic #: 57066-222
  • Date Created: 09/02/2016
  • Last Modified Since: 09/06/2016
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