Hanjin Shipping Asia-U.S. operations to be put up for sale as early as Friday: South Korea court

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A Hanjin Shipping Co ship is seen stranded outside the Port of Long Beach, California, September 8, 2016. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2016)

The South Korean court overseeing Hanjin Shipping Co's <117930.KS> receivership process plans to put the collapsed shipper's Asia-U.S. operations up for sale as early as Friday, a court spokesman said on Thursday.

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The spokesman declined to comment on potential price or interested parties for the assets.

Hanjin Shipping, which applied for court receivership in late August, is due to submit a rehabilitation plan to a Seoul court in December.

(Reporting by Joyce Lee; Writing by Hyunjoo Jin; Editing by Kenneth Maxwell)