No news is good news?

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.

The customer advisory stated that there was “nil update” on the development of the situation with the Yantian Express, a Hapag-Lloyd vessel on which ONE customers have cargo on under an alliance arrangement.

The advisory also informed the company was unable to provide information on a port of refuge for the fire stricken containership or an estimated time of arrival. Although details would be advised once they were known.

The advisory contained no news to speak but it was hard to say it was really good news either.

Read more: Hapag-Lloyd say Yantian Express fire brought under control

Posted 21 January 2019

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Marcus Hand

Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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