EC5 Yantian Express Incident_ May/10th 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 April 30, 2019 we would like to keep you aware of further development on the MV “Yantian Express” incident as noted below:

• The vessel is currently berthed at the terminal in the Bahamas. Reloading of all containers previously discharged ashore for inspection has now been completed. Accordingly all cargoes, whether security has been provided or not, are now on board the MV “Yantian Express”.

• Dependent on final technical approval of vessel class, arrival of spare parts and conclusion of repairs, MV “Yantian Express” is now tentatively scheduled to depart from Freeport, Bahamas on May 15, 2019 with an ETA to Halifax, Nova Scotia on May 19, 2019.

• For those customers who have arranged salvage and General Average security, their cargo will be delivered in the usual way under the relevant contract of carriage.

• However, all other customers are kindly reminded, that:

- the salvors will not permit delivery of the cargo until salvage security has been put in place.

- General Average security needs to be provided in addition prior to delivery of cargo.

We would urgently advise that RHL, the adjusters responsible for collecting security, be contacted by those cargo interests who have yet to put security in place, so that their cargo can be released and delivered.

Further information on proceedings to be followed in respect of securities and documentation required for Canadian and US Customs is pending under review and will be communicated in a separate letter shortly.


We would encourage the cargo interests who have not provided the requested General Average and Salvage security to contact soonest with the Adjuster ( ; for well understanding about the handling of your cargo. 

We regret the inconvenience caused, should you have any questions 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