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Colossal Cargo Loss: Estimated 1,900 Containers Lost Or Damaged

PortandTerminal.com, December 2, 2020

LONG BEACH – Japanese-flagged container ship MV ONE Apus, deployed on Ocean Network Express’ (ONE) Far East Pacific 2 (FP2) Service, has suffered a massive cargo loss while transiting the Pacific Ocean.

An estimated 1,900 containers were lost of damaged aboard the vessel after it encountered severe weather conditions on November 30th. There are reports that 40 of the containers may contain hazardous materials. This information comes from Chidori Ship Holding LLC and NYK Shipmanagement Pte Ltd as owners and managers of the vessel.

The ship was en route from Yantian, China to Long Beach, USA when it encountered gale-force winds and large swells around 1,600 nautical miles northwest of Hawaii. The 14,052 TEU container ship, was built in 2019, by Japan Marine United, with a market value of $122.6 million.

“The vessel schedule is expected to be delayed and her schedule recovery plan is currently underway which will be advised subsequently. We regret the inconvenience caused and thank you for your understanding in this regard,” ONE said in a release.

Over the twelve-year period (2008-2019) surveyed, the WSC estimates that there were on average a total of 1,382 containers lost at sea each year. The loss by the MV ONE Apus on Nov 30th may end exceeding the total number of containers lost by all ships each year in a single incident.

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