The fire-stricken containership Yantian Express is likely to depart from Freeport, Bahamas during the first half of May 2019, according to German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd.
The repairs on the vessel are nearing completion and accordingly declaration of seaworthiness is expected shortly.
The company said that the ship’s departure is dependent on final technical approval of vessel class and refitting of hatch covers, after which Yantian Express would leave Freeport with the remaining cargo onboard.
The 7,506 TEU containership will then proceed to Halifax, Nova Scotia to deliver the containers. The exact date is currently unknown and will be confirmed once the company concludes forward schedule and terminal arrangements.