Further to our CustomerInfo of January 29, 2019 regarding the container fire on board MV “Yantian Express”, we now can report that she has berthed at Freeport, Bahamas on February 4, 2019.
Various parties will now be involved with evaluating the condition of the vessel and formulating the next steps for discharging your cargo. To ensure this is done in the safest possible manner, and with no impact to the environment, this evaluation process and preparation of the pier to receive damaged cargo can take several days and even up to a week or more to complete.
Once the above steps are finalized, we can determine the next steps both for cargo deemed to be damaged and undamaged, and we will inform you accordingly.
For any further information, we invite you to call our dedicated Hotline directly at the following telephone number:
We regret any inconvenience caused by this incident and shall keep you closely informed of future developments.
As per current status, vessel arrived at Freeport, Bahamas (port of refuge) on February 4, 2019. We will obviously have more detailed/precise information once the extent of damages onboard the vessel has been fully assessed and will provide updates in due course. For the avoidance of doubt, the above statements and comments are: (I) non-conclusive, subject to change and being provided for informational purposes only, and (II) given without prejudice to or waiver of any rights, remedies, defenses, and limitations contained in the relevant underlying contracts of carriage as evidenced by Hapag-Lloyd AG’s standard Bill of Lading and/or Sea Waybill and the Hapag-Lloyd Tariff applicable thereto and/or any other applicable agreement governing the carriage of the subject cargo, or any cargo carried on board the vessel at the time of the incident, as the case may be, all of which said terms and conditions continue to remain in full force and effect, without any modification or waiver.