EC5 Yantian Express Incident_ March/06th 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.


Please be informed that salvage operations in Freeport are continuing as planned with the discharge of fire impacted containers and door end inspections of potentially damaged containers as identified and documented on the RHL website.

Based on the information available at this point, we anticipate such discharge to take approximately five weeks from now to reach its completion.

Please be advised that we are also exploring options with regard to the balance of the containerized cargo, which is unaffected by the fire and remains in a dry and sound condition, and will advise further on this aspect as soon as feasible.

In that regard, kindly note that we are not in a position to discharge sound cargo at the vessel’s current location, which consists of a temporary yard that is meant to handle only the distressed cargo.

Additionally, and while there is a containerized terminal berth in the vicinity, it appears among other considerations that at the moment such terminal may not have sufficient capacity for the sound cargo. Alternative options are currently being investigated.

We kindly request that all cargo interests who have not done so already to 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. With respect to containers and cargoes which are considered unaffected by the fire incident, and are in a dry and sound condition, we are currently exploring the options and shall advise further on this aspect as soon as feasible.


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 (Casualty : 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