Yantian Express Ready to Sail from Freeport With Remaining Cargo

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) - The owner of the fire-stricken Yantian Express said the vessel would depart its refuge at Bahamas Freeport on Wednesday, to arrive at the Canadian east coast gateway of Halifax at the weekend. On Friday, owner Hapag-Lloyd told customers: “Reloading of all containers previously discharged ashore for inspection has now been completed. … [Read more...]

Yantian Express Nearly Ready to Depart Freeport as Hapag-Lloyd Awaits Past Due General Average Submissions

Hapag-Lloyd says repairs are nearing completion on board the fire-stricken containership Yantian Express in Freeport, Bahamas. According to a May 1 customer update, the vessel is now expected to depart Freeport with remaining cargo on board during the first half of this month dependent upon class approval and refitting of hatch covers on board the vessel. “Vessel repairs … [Read more...]

Yantian Express Cargo Owners Angry at ‘No Change’ Update

By Alexander Whiteman (The Loadstar) - Shippers are facing further confusion over the fate of cargo aboard the fire-stricken Yantian Express after an update revealed “no change”. In a statement, Hapag-LLoyd noted that discharged containers were awaiting transhipment, while those still on board would not be moved until results from technical inspections had been … [Read more...]

First Cargo Discharged from Yantian Express After Fire

Containers in the fire-impacted areas of the containership Yantian Express have been discharged and are ready for transshipment to customers from Freeport, Bahamas, Hapag-Lloyd said in a notice to customers on Tuesday.  Specifically, Hapag-Lloyd says all containers in cargo holds 1 and 2 (on and under deck), which were impacted by the fire, have now been discharged … [Read more...]