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Maersk Essen arrived in port of destination months after losing hundreds of containers
On March 4, nearly two months after losing hundreds of containers overboard in the Pacific Ocean, the 'Maersk Essen' berthed at the APM terminal in Los Angeles and started discharging its cargo at its original destination. A number of containers bound for inland destinations have already departed by rail, while others remaining local have been picked up from the terminal. To avoid the southern California port congestion, the ship diverted to the APM Terminals in Lazaro Cardenas to remove the damaged containers and make minor repairs to the vessel. The ship remained stationary as of March 11.
Maersk Essen speeding to Los Angeles
The 'Maersk Essen' has completed its port operations in APM Terminals Lazaro Cardenas and sailed on Feb 22. The vessel will sail at full speed to the Los Angeles anchorage which is a 3-day journey, in an effort to arrive early and be in position to berth APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles prior to her current scheduled arrival on March 4. The situation is subject to change based on the number of vessels waiting but Maersk’s plan is to make every effort to advance her in the waiting line for an earlier ETA. After 750 containers went overboard and an additional 79 on deck were damaged, it appeared that none of the 178 discharged containers were loaded back on board the 'Maersk Essen' before it sailed.
Container ship may proceed to Los Angeles mid of the month
Maersk announced that the 'Maersk Essen' will move to Los Angeles, after completing the unloading of damaged containers at the Port of Lázaro Cárdenas where it arrived on Jan 30 after losing 750 containers on its route between Xiamen and the USA. The ship will undergo standard unloading of damaged containers and weather-related repairs, which will involve a longer-than-normal stay in the port due to a slower pace for container cargo handling procedures and additional safety precautions ”. Due to the current plan the ship was scheduled to depart between Feb 12-16 (subject to change) to Los Angeles, resuming regularly scheduled calls from the TP6 network. If this date changes,customers would be informed.Upload News