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Thousands of stranded Hanjin containers being removed

Leasing companies with thousands of trapped containers related to collapsed Hanjin look set to, at long last, have the containers released on the US West Coast.

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More than 4,300 empty containers from Hanjin Shipping, currently on the verge of bankruptcy, have accumulated in terminals on the US West Coast since South Korea's at the time biggest shipping group filed for court receivership on August 31.

The many containers, which have been piling up in terminals in places such as Long Beach, as well as in warehouses and other locations, now finally look set to be returned to Asia, reports the Wall Street Journal.

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