FOLLOWUP: Seattle-bound Hanjin Scarlet finally offloading at Prince Rupert

3:24 PM: The Hanjin Scarlet is being offloaded at Prince Rupert. That’s news here because it was the next Hanjin ship scheduled to dock at Seattle’s Terminal 46, until its parent company filed for receivership in South Korea. Instead of docking at the British Columbia port, Hanjin Scarlet remained anchored in its harbor – until today. It docked at 6 am, according to an update from the Prince Rupert Port Authority. It had been scheduled to offload there in time to arrive here last Saturday. We’re checking with the Northwest Seaport Alliance – the combined Seattle/Tacoma port entity – to see what they’ve heard about a possible arrival here.

5:54 PM: NWSA spokesperson Tara Mattina says they have no new information yet on whether Hanjin Scarlet will head here from Prince Rupert, but hope to find out something tomorrow. Also tomorrow: The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce‘s monthly lunch meeting (11:30 am, Jack Block Park) looks at “the state of the port,” with commissioner John Creighton and deputy CEO Kurt Beckett scheduled to speak.

3 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Seattle-bound Hanjin Scarlet finally offloading at Prince Rupert"

  • 22blades September 8, 2016 (6:54 am)

    So… They’re going to truck or rail a few thousand metric tons of stuff down here (via Canadian Customs & duty and U.S. Customs & duty)?  They probably want to be paid in cash before they even lift a container. Retailers are kinda being held hostage like the Christmas Tree debacle, only bigger, a few years ago. Wow, what a mess.

  • SWinWS September 8, 2016 (2:17 pm)

    I imagine this is the beginning of the economic slide, when major shipping companies are declaring bankruptcy…these are all indicators of the bubble bottoming out esp the record corporate stock buybacks.

    • 22blades September 8, 2016 (3:03 pm)

      If you’re old enough, it’s dejavu all over ain’t it?

      P.S. to TR; Great coverage. Thank you.

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