Container losses increase in North Pacific

Published on February 18th, 2021

The 366-meter Maersk Eindhoven lost several hundred containers overboard as it suffered an engine blackout in bad weather on February 17, near Japan, enroute from Xiamen, China to Los Angeles, USA. This latest box spill in the north Pacific will add urgency to a review of lashing practices on ultra-large container vessels (ULCVs), and could lead to an interim restriction on the height of container stacks on the route. – Full report

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