Maersk Essen arrives Port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico
The Neopanamax boxship Maersk Essen has reached the port of Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico after losing about 750 containers in the North Pacific earlier this month.
On 16 January, while en route from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, the 2010-built Denmark-flagged container ship lost containers in rough weather.
“It is understood that the vessel may not berth until 30 January whereupon cargo operations can commence. These operations are expected to take several weeks to complete given the complexity and dangers involved," said WK Webster, a provider of marine claims management services.
Late on 26 January, the 13,092 TEU vessel arrived at the Lazaro Cardenas APM Terminals berth.
There are several routing scenarios to be agreed upon, as reported. One of them is that the damaged containers will be unloaded for usual discharge operations and that the vessel will continue to Los Angeles, California.
The drone footage of the Maersk Essen was recently shared by WK Webster, showing significant damage following the loss of around 750 containers. However, after receiving a request from Maersk, the company deleted the video.
Maritime Business World