Hapag-Lloyd completes discharging of damaged containers on Yantian Express

German containerline Hapag-Lloyd has completed the discharging of all containers in the fire impacted areas onboard Yantian Express, the company revealed in a notice to the customers.

The 7,500 teu vessel caught fire off Canada’s east coast on January 4, likely sparked from misdeclared cargo in a container. The fire quickly spread forcing the crew forced to evacuate and took two weeks to douse.

Hapag-Lloyd said it is currently working on a solution to transship the discharged containers while planning to keep the undamaged cargo onboard the vessel, which will depart Freeport once repair work is finalised.

The vessel’s final port of call has yet to be confirmed.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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