EC5 Yantian Express Incident_ March/26th Update

Dear Valued Customers,


Please take notice of the below pasted customer advisory issued by Ship Owner, Hapag Lloyd, in connection with the Yantian Express v. 108E incident.


Further to our CustomerInfo of March 18, 2019, we are pleased to report that all containers in the fire impacted areas in way of cargo holds 1 and 2 (on and under deck) have been discharged from the vessel.

All customers whose containers have been discharged and are ready for on-carriage have already been informed, and we are currently working on a solution to transship those containers, which cannot be reloaded back on the vessel.

Presently, the plan is for the balance of the undamaged cargo to remain on board the Yantian Express, which will depart Freeport once needed repairs are finalized. However, the final port of call for the vessel is still to be nominated and we will advise further on this aspect as soon as feasible.

Please be reminded that all cargo interests who have not done so already promptly contact the Average Adjuster in order to arrange for the posting of General Average and Salvage security so that their cargo can be released in a timely manner.


We regret the inconvenience caused by the incident. Should you have any questions about GA, please contact or check the website of GA Adjuster at : please select Yantian express ; Password : YE119GA), or you may please contact Yang Ming local offices or your sales representatives.

For North America customers, please contact:

Brad Cunningham:

Lisa Hay:

Thanks and Regards,

Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation