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Shrinking Hanjin fleet signals fall of South Korean shipping

It has shrunk to about a tenth of its size after container line returned most of its chartered vessels to owners

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As overcapacity depressed freight rates and Hanjin's debt piled up, lenders pulled the plug on credit, prompting the company to apply for court receivership on Aug 31.

Seoul

HANJIN Shipping Co's fleet has shrunk to about a tenth of its size after the South Korean container line returned most of its chartered vessels to owners in the weeks following its bankruptcy filing.

All but three of the remaining 14 ships are either stranded or have been

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