Ocean carriers pile on capacity and dominate intra-Europe shortsea market
The major container lines continue to dominate regional carriers and commercial feeder operators in the ...
CMA CGM has advised that, in addition to the 55 containers lost overboard in heavy weather, a further 36 containers were damaged when a stack collapsed.
The carrier has not said how many of the lost or damaged boxes were carrying dangerous cargo, or indeed what any of the lost and damaged units contained.
The company said: “APL Vanda has stopped at Djibouti to clear the damaged containers on deck before safely continuing her voyage.
“Operations in Djibouti started promptly with the assistance of professional salvors and, so far, 20 damaged containers have been safely discharged.”
In addition, the carrier said, the APL Vanda‘s revised vessel schedule would be circulated once the damaged cargo containers had been removed.
The Loadstar has again written to CMA CGM for clarification on container losses, but so far the carrier has not responded.