Burnt Maersk Honam due to dock at Jebel Ali on Tuesday

Burnt Maersk Honam due to dock at Jebel Ali on Tuesday

Maersk Line’s partner on the main east-west trades, MSC, has revealed that the burnt Maersk Honam will finally berth at the port of Jebel Ali in the UAE next Tuesday. Containers that were not burnt will be offloaded in four to seven days.

MSC stated hotspots on the ship have almost been extinguished two and a half months on from the fire that ripped through the 15,000 teu ship in the Arabian Sea leading to the loss of five crewmembers’ lives.

Shippers keen to get their containers are likely to have to fork out considerable extra sums with MSC saying in a note to clients that it will be charging $750 per teu and $1,250 feu to move the boxes.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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