Offloading fire damaged cargo from the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is expected to take another five weeks while a port is yet to be found to discharge undamaged boxes.

Distressed cargo from the fire hit containership Yantian Express will take two months to be discharged once operations get underway at a shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas.

The fire-hit Yantian Express containership has arrived at Port of Freeport, Bahamas and berthed on 4 February, going through fire inspection and decontamination.

General Average has been declared on the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a container fire on 3 January.

The Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to sail to Freeport in the Bahamas three weeks after it was hit with a cargo fire.

No news is good news as the say goes but we are not sure how comforted customers would have been by the latest update from Ocean Network Express (ONE) on the Yantian Express containership fire that happened on 3 January.

Three tugs are now attending to the stricken Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express which suffered a cargo fire on 3 January in the Atlantic.

Hapag-Lloyd says that the container fire on the vessel Yantian Express that started on 3 January has been brought under control.

The year has not started off well or the shipping industry and the cause of marine safety. The fatal fire aboard the vehicle carrier Sincerity Ace cost the lives of five seafarers and will have destroyed 3,600 cars and most probably the vessel herself.

The fire hit Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express is to be towed to Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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