The Hanjin Rome was arrested on Aug 29, after Hanjin Shipping company was sued by German shipowner Rickmers for owing its creditors some $7.3 billion.
When Hanjin Shipping and Company, the world's seventh-largest carrier, filed for bankruptcy on Aug 31, it created a ripple effect that stranded more than 80 Hanjin vessels around the globe.
This is one of the biggest bankruptcies in the shipping industry and has affected global supply chains.
The New Paper understands that these vessels carry a wide range of cargo.
Nanyang Technological University Maritime Associate Professor Lam Siu Lee said: "If the cargoes are consumer goods, the impact would be larger and more direct on consumers. Impacts include delay of goods, disruption of shipping imports.
"If the cargoes are components for manufacturing, manufacturers' supply chain and production schedule would be delayed."
But she added that consumers would probably not notice a major shortage in supply because "retailers and distributors usually have some safety inventory to deal with uncertainties".
The Straits Times reported on Sept 16 that the High Court had temporarily frozen all Singapore proceedings against Hanjin Shipping and its Singapore subsidiaries, pending a full hearing for all parties here on whether the freeze should continue until next January.
For now, Hanjin vessels are allowed into Singapore ports to unload cargo, assuming it is able to pay port and handling fees to do so.
Since then, it has been reported that at least two other Hanjin vessels - Hanjin Argentina and Hanjin Jebel Ali - had berthed at Tanjong Pagar Terminal and likely to have unloaded cargo.
Singapore is one of three countries that have approved an interim stay order recognising Hanjin Shipping's rehabilitation proceedings in the Seoul courts on Sept 16, the other two being the UK and the US.