Mark Hirzel, Deringer’s District Manager for Los Angeles Operations, was quoted in the Wall Street Journal on October 11, 2016. The article entitled, “Hanjin to Accept Empty Containers at Two West Coast Port Terminals,” explains the disposition of thousands of empty ocean containers, which have been cluttering warehousing yards since Hanjin Shipping Co. declared bankruptcy six weeks ago.
“‘You’ll probably see lines of truckers trying to return their empties,’ said Mark Hirzel, a manager with freight broker A.N. Deringer Inc. in Southern California. ‘There’s at least 12,000 to 15,000 containers still out there.'”
“While coordinating drop offs at so many different locations could be a hassle for logistics companies in the short term, the fact that companies now know what to do with the empty containers means there’s an end in sight, Mr. Hirzel said.
‘It’s a big deal,’ he said. ‘Once that’s done, that’s nirvana. That’s what everyone wants.'”