UPDATE 1-One Hanjin ship cleared to dock at U.S. port, others remain in limbo

Sat Sep 10, 2016 2:40am EDT
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* Hanjin Greece to start unloading Saturday morning U.S. time

* Unloading expected to be complicated by legal wrangling

* Maersk, MSC to add vessels on routes for Asia-North America

* Korean Air Lines approves plan to provide loan for Hanjin (Adds conditional loan from Korean Air Lines and alternative vessel plans in paragraphs 23-26)

By Lisa Richwine and Jim Christie

LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - A Hanjin Shipping Co container vessel idled off the coast of Mexico after the company's bankruptcy has received permission to dock and unload cargo at the Port of Long Beach, industry and union officials said Friday.

Authorization for the Hanjin Greece to enter the port came after bankruptcy courts in the United States and South Korea cleared the way for the company to spend $10 million to unload cargo from four ships headed for ports on the U.S. West Coast.

South Korea said it expects Hanjin Greece to start unloading cargo on Saturday morning U.S. time. Hanjin could not be immediately reached for a comment.

"We're looking forward to getting these ships unloaded, said Ray Familathe, vice president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union representing 20,000 dockworkers.   Continued...