All customers whose containers have been discharged and are ready for on-carriage have already been informed, and we are currently working on a solution to transship those containers, which cannot be reloaded back on the vessel,
...the company said in an official update.
The fire broke out on 3 January in one of the containers onboard the 7,510 TEU container ship 'Yantian Express' approximately 1,015 miles northeast of Bermuda and spread to additional containers. The ship was en route from Colombo to Halifax via the Suez Canal, at the time of the incident.
The vessel arrived at Freeport, Bahamas (port of refuge) on 4 February. Presently, the plan is for the balance of the undamaged cargo to remain onboard the Yantian Express, which will depart Freeport once needed repairs are finalized. The final port of call for the vessel is still to be nominated.
Hapag Lloyd said it will share more information once the extent of damages onboard the vessel has been fully assessed.