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Korean Air Approves Funds to Ease Hanjin Vessel Disruptions

  • 60 billion won to be given only after airline gets collateral
  • Money is needed for payments to unload cargo from Hanjin ships
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Korean Air Lines Co., the biggest shareholder of Hanjin Shipping Co., said it will provide 60 billion won ($54 million) in funds as part of efforts to ease a supply-chain disruption after South Korea’s largest container line filed for court protection.

The carrier will give the money only after Hanjin Shipping puts up its stake in a terminal at Port of Long Beach as collateral, Korean Air said in a text message after a board meeting Saturday. The board had failed to reach a decision in two previous meetings.