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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 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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