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Hanjin Shipping shares dive 30% in resumed trade

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[SEOUL] Shares in Hanjin Shipping slumped by the daily limit of 30 per cent in resumed trade on Monday as the South Korean shipping firm struggles to contain the fallout of its collapse.

The world's seventh-biggest container shipper made a "Chapter 15" filing with a US court, a spokeswoman said on Monday, to protect its vessels from being seized by creditors.

The world's seventh-largest container shipper filed for court receivership in Seoul on Wednesday after banks withdrew support. The court subsequently decided to begin a rehabilitation proceeding in South Korea.

Shares had been suspended since 1.30pm on Aug 30 in Seoul.

The shares were down 25 per cent at 934 won as of 0008 GMT on Monday, having earlier slumped to 870 won, their lowest since December 2009.

REUTERS