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Zim Kingston lost more than 100 boxes overboard, significantly more than first reported

Initial reports indicated that the Zim Kingston boxship lost 40 containers overboard during stormy weather on October 22. That number has been revised upward to more than 100 boxes.

The Canadian Coast Guard said on Wednesday that 109 containers were found by investigators to be missing. The number of missing containers with hazardous goods has not risen since the original report; two containers with hazardous materials remain in the waters off the coast of British Columbia.

Several containers have now washed ashore in a remote wilderness area at the north end of Vancouver Island.

Once the fire onboard the vessel has been fully extinguished, the salvage team will focus on retrieving the containers.

Kim Biggar

Kim Biggar started writing in the supply chain sector in 2000, when she joined the Canadian Association of Supply Chain & Logistics Management. In 2004/2005, she was project manager for the Government of Canada-funded Canadian Logistics Skills Committee, which led to her 13-year role as communications manager of the Canadian Supply Chain Sector Council. A longtime freelance writer, Kim has contributed to publications including The Forwarder, 3PL Americas, The Shipper Advocate and Supply Chain Canada.
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