Yantian Express will depart Freeport on May 15th

Repairs have been completed on board fire-hit containership Yantian Express (IMO 9229831) and the vessel will depart Freeport Harbour, Bahamas on Wednesday May 15th, according to Hapag-Lloyd.

The company said that the reloading of all containers previously discharged ashore for inspection had been completed.

Dependent on final technical approval of vessel class, arrival of spare parts and conclusion of repairs Yantian Express has an ETA to Halifax, Nova Scotia of May 19th.

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

Yantian Express was en route from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal when fire broke out in one container on its deck on January 3rd, spreading to many other containers on the vessel.

2002-built, Germany-flagged, 7,500 teu, 320-metre, 88,493 gt Yantian Express is owned and managed by Hapag-Lloyd of Hamburg, Germany. It is entered with Britannia Club on behalf of Hapag-Lloyd.