The 14,000 teu ONE Apus, which suffered a catastrophic box fall apart in November that noticed over 1,800 boxes misplaced overboard and lots of others damaged, ought to resume its adventure to the United States west coast with the aid of using the center of the month.
The Japanese service stated that, with the aid of using the cease of ultimate week, 940 boxes have been eliminated from the vessel on the Japanese port of Kobe, adding: “Based at the ultra-modern assessment, ONE Apus is aimed to leave on or round 15 March.
“If that may be achieved, the envisioned date to reach Long Beach is on or round 30 March, once more with out assure and difficulty to change. Its berthing agenda could be meditated in its coastal agenda as soon as data is available,” it stated.
The envisioned date of departure of the vessel and resumption to buying and selling approach the possibility of ONE affirming trendy common has in addition receded, and the service indicated that a number of the containers the vessel in the beginning carried might additionally resume their journeys.
ONE informed customers: “The trendy plan is to returned-load as many unique sound and transloaded boxes on ONE Apus as moderately possible.”
But it added: “It is probably that a few boxes in the beginning carried on ONE Apus may also want to be carried on exceptional vessels because of protection and/or operational constraints.”
Meanwhile, alongside the Japanese coast, at Yokohama, Maersk Line stated port operations had began at the Maersk Eindhoven, which misplaced round 260 boxes en direction from Xiamen to Los Angeles ultimate month after an engine failure for the duration of heavy weather.
The service stated shipment operations at the vessel on the APM Terminals’ facility withinside the port might be finished with the aid of using five March, under “a great case scenario”, and the vessel is anticipated to renew its adventure quickly afterwards, relying on port authority approval.
Maersk stated: “Once the boxes are discharged off the affected bays, our restore vendors, together with our fleet specialists, will check if any extra upkeep are needed.
“While the state of affairs continues to be fluid, we’re endorsed with the aid of using development up to now and estimate the departure window to be five-10 March, if all is going well. We are operating with APM Terminals Pier four hundred Los Angeles to expedite berthing and load operations as soon as the vessel arrives there.”