X-Press Feeders boxship runs aground in Rotterdam

X-Press Feeders boxship runs aground in Rotterdam

A 868 teu containership owned by Singapore’s X-Press Feeders ran aground in Rotterdam yesterday morning around 7:30am local time.

The X-Press Etna grounded shortly after leaving Rotterdam port due to an engine failure. It grounded at Pernis, attracting a sizeable crowd despite poor weather.

Rotterdam Port Authority was called in, sending tugs to refloat the ship just after 1pm. There was no contamination from the incident and the vessel was taken to nearby Frisohaven for inspections.

As of Monday morning, the vessel has yet to depart for its destination of St. Petersburg.

 

Jason Jiang

Jason worked for a number of logistics firms following his English degree, then switched this hands-on experience to writing and has since become one the most prolific writers on the diverse China logistics industry writing for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week. Jason’s access to the biggest shippers with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives.

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