Four shipping containers containing food products caught fire at the Port of Oakland, on April 21 night, as the Oakland Fire Department battalion chief informed. No injuries were reported, while the cause of the fire is currently under investigation. After the incident was reported, twenty four firefighters took action for about, trying to extinguish the fire.
Containership Yantian Express has remained in Freeport, Bahamas because some shippers have not posted General Average/salvage security, although they have offloaded all fire damaged containers from the vessel. The Yantian Express is not to depart from Freeport until late April, or Early May. Even its sail destination, when departing from Freeport, remains unknown.
Rio Tinto closed part of its Cape Lambert iron-ore export terminal in Western Australia, as a fire broke out on January 10. According to the company the fire was put out, while there were no injuries. Now the operations have started again, but some areas that are affected the most are still closed.
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