Cargo Owners Still in the Dark on Yantian Express Container Retrieval

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) - Shippers with cargo stranded on the fire-stricken Yantian Express are still in the dark on when or where they might be likely to receive their goods. An update from vessel owner Hapag-Lloyd this week advised customers it would take another fortnight for the discharging and inspections of boxes damaged in the fire. The blaze broke out, … [Read more...]

Yantian Express Container Salvage Could Take Five More Weeks

The salvage of containers onboard Hapag-Lloyd’s fire-stricken Yantian Express is expected to take another five weeks in the Bahamas, but it could be even longer before customers of undamaged cargo begin receiving their shipments, the carrier said in an update this week. In the update, Hapag-Lloyd notified customers salvage operations in Freeport are continuing as planned … [Read more...]

Hapag-Lloyd Declares General Average on Fire-Stricken Yantian Express

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) - Hapag-Lloyd has formally declared general average on its fire-stricken Yantian Express. A fire broke out in a container stowed on the 7,500 teu vessel en route to the Canadian port of Halifax early this month, which spread to other boxes while heavy weather rendered the crew’s fire-fighting efforts fruitless, forcing them to abandon … [Read more...]

Yantian Express Rerouted to Bahamas After Fire

The containership Yantian Express is now headed for Freeport, Bahamas for the recovery and assessment of cargo from the fire which broke out January 3, 2019, as the ship sailed across the Atlantic. In an update on Friday, Hapag-Lloyd said the ship is currently located approximately 1250 nautical miles from the Bahamas and it is now sailing under its own power with tug … [Read more...]

Photos: Fire-Stricken Yantian Express Spotted in Atlantic Ocean

We're getting our first good look at damage to the Hapag-Lloyd ship Yantian Express after a container fire broke out on January 3 during a trip across the Atlantic Ocean en route to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The ship was spotted Tuesday, January 15, as the 7,510 TEU-capacity containership was under tow to Halifax by the ocean-going Maersk Mobiliser. We are told the photos were … [Read more...]