Hanjin to scrap 13 container ships

Struggling Korean carrier Hanjin plans to idle 13 container ships. A Dubai-based company has purchased the old ships.

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Korean carrier Hanjin has sold 13 container ships, all of which were built in the 1990's, to scrap. According to IHS Maritime, the ships concerned all have a capacity between 4,000 and 5,300 teu, and the buyer is Dubai-based company Global Marketing Systems and Singapore-based Wirana Shipping Corporation.

The two buyers plan to sell the ships on as scrap. The price for the 13 ships has not been made public.

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