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Fire-struck 7,510-TEU Yantian Express arrives in Halifax at last

THE fire-damaged 7,510-TEU Yantian Express has arrived in Halifax, having been diverted to the Bahamas after fire broke out in the hold, reports American Shipper

Fire-struck 7,510-TEU Yantian Express arrives in Halifax at last

THE fire-damaged 7,510-TEU Yantian Express has arrived in Halifax, having been diverted to the Bahamas after fire broke out in the hold, reports American Shipper

23 May 2019 - 19:00

THE fire-damaged 7,510-TEU Yantian Express has arrived in Halifax, having been diverted to the Bahamas after fire broke out in the hold, reports American Shipper.

The Yantian Express was en route from Colombo to Halifax via Suez in January. All 23 crew members were evacuated the following day with no reported injuries.



The Hapag-Lloyd arrived its original destination, said Hapag-Lloyd's THE Alliance partner Ocean Network Express (ONE) in a customer advisory.The ship departed Freeport, Bahamas, where it had been berthed since February 4 for repairs while en route to Halifax from Colombo. Three hundred and twenty of the 3,875 containers aboard were a total loss, Hapag-Lloyd said.'Due to the complexity of the discharge operations in Halifax, it is expected that this alone could take up to two weeks,' the customer advisory reads. 'Therefore, the focus of the operations in Halifax will be to expedite the delivery of cargo.'


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