BP #4 Hanjin Shipping Crisis

Sources: http://www.wsj.com/articles/billions-in-cargo-remains-stranded-at-sea-1473285117

Hanjin Shipping Co. Ltd is South Korea’s largest and one of the world’s top ten container carriers in terms of capacity. Last month, Hanjin Shipping Co filled bankrupt because of the financial problem.The bankruptcy of the Hanjin shipping line has thrown ports and retailers around the world into confusion, and many retailers are starting to worry if their goods would arrive at their shelves. Many of the ports now denied their permission to offload or take aboard containers because of there no guarantee of any payment. Now hundreds of workers from the South Korean shipping company Hanjin are stuck on vessels around the world. The multi-billion-dollar company collapsed last month, so its ships loaded with cargo were either seized in docks or stuck at sea.

Michael David discusses rules, the standards that they set, and types rules following. He gives seven types of obedience which are; blind, strict, malicious, negligent, accidental,  stupid and interpretive.This article was well-related part of rules of malicious obedience, which the rules that “going by the book”. He defines that malicious obedience behaviour of intentionally inflicting harm by strictly following the orders of a superior, knowing that compliance with the orders will not have the intended result.It does make sense to concerns that Hanjin payment is not guaranteed, so the port denied the access, for the ship to dock. However, because of the crisis, they avoid the ship to dock and did not concern about the container  and the worker in the ship. In addition, a lot of the retailer are waiting for their shipment. Should have the port allow the ship to port in and settle it later?

Besides that, this article also related to another rule which is negligent obedience. He defines negligent obedience  is a failure to take due care in regards to the safety of others. Now hundreds of workers from the South Korean shipping company Hanjin are stuck on vessels are having the problem. They mostly tight with food and water as well fuel. What they can do? Ignoring them without supplies? Countries ports should consider this problem with human basic needs for living. Everyone have a family, they would not have to stuck there. The workers cannot complain because as people around the world assume the company can pay it so there nothing to do about it.


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