2022 sees its first container losses at sea

Date Added: 12 January 2022

2022 sees its first container losses at sea

Davies Turner, with our portfolio of international oceanfreight forwarding services, notes that after just one week into the new year, the first container stack collapse at sea has been reported, this time on board the Madrid Bridge, a 13,900 teu ship run by Ocean Network Express (ONE), that was crossing the Atlantic on route to New York.

ONE notoriously suffered a massive container collapse at sea in November 2020 when the 14,000 teu Apus lost 1,816 boxes overboard in rough seas north of Hawaii, which was the precursor to a chain of container losses in 2021.

Last November it was reported that boxes falling off container ships had increased from an average of 1,382 containers lost annually in 2018 and 2019, to about 3,000 for the late 2020/2021 period.

Such losses are one of the reasons we always recommend that all clients take out the relevant marine insurance policies to cover potential losses of their cargoes.

For more information about Davies Turner’s ocean freight forwarding and logistics services, please contact ocean@daviesturner.co.uk or visit https://www.daviesturner.com/ocean

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