According to the Journal of Commerce, the backlog of empty Hanjin Shipping-leased containers in Southern California that has built up since the carrier declared bankruptcy on Aug. 31 will be reduced by two-thirds this week when Hanjin sends a vessel to the Port of Long Beach to pick up about 4,300 empties. The removal of thousands of Hanjin containers from the Long Beach will help ease the operational pressures the empty containers have put on the supply chain in the Southern California region.
At the same time, the idled chassis upon which the containers were sitting will be released back into service.
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