The fire damaged containership Yantian Express is expected to arrive in Halifax, Nova Scotia on 19 May, over four and a half months after it was originally due to call at the Canadian port.

Despite salvors having offloading all the fire damaged containers from the containership Yantian Express vessel remains in Freeport, Bahamas, as some shippers have not posted General Average and Salvage security for undamaged containers.

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.

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

As the Maersk Honam finally berths nearly two months after a serious fire on board the vessel Meditterranean Shipping Co (MSC) is charging its customers extra if they want their cargo to reach the final destination.