Ocean Network Express is confident that its 14 000-TEU vessel, ONE Apus, will soon be back in play on Trans-Pacific rotation after it lost 1816 containers overboard in rough seas near Hawaii.
A British supply chain portal reported that at the end of last week 940 containers had been removed from the vessel which is currently docked at the Port of Kobe in Japan.
The latest assessment said that recovery from last November’s stacking collapse could see the vessel back in rotation by March 15.
However, Gavin van Marle of Loadstar writes that “the estimated date of departure of the vessel and resumption to trading means the prospect of ONE declaring general average has further receded, and the carrier indicated that many of the boxes the vessel originally carried would also resume their journeys”.
Although it appears that many of the boxes will be reloaded aboard the Apus bound for Long Beach later this month, some containers will have to be moved to other vessels for operational reasons.