Dear Valued USPTI Customers
ONE Line Apus Update Incident Update and Market Impact
ONE Apus is now confirmed to be safely berthed in the Port of Kobe after losing 1,816 containers overboard when it encountered severe weather on Monday, November 30, 2020.
A full safety inspection of the vessel and its remaining cargo will now take place with the assistance of local emergency services to ensure that there is no threat to people or the environment posed by the dislodged and damaged containers that remain on deck.
Once the vessel and cargo are declared safe, surveyors from the various stakeholders will make their initial assessments whilst stowage planners and stevedores formulate and implement a plan to ensure the safe removal of the remaining units. Then, a thorough evaluation will be made on the exact number and type of containers that have been lost or damaged and damage to the vessel.
USPTI anticipates the unloading of containers and vessel assessment to take several weeks. We are still awaiting an actual list of potential USPTI cargo damaged or impacted and will keep you updated on the progress as provide you with additional information as it becomes available.
USPTI is still evaluating the impact to an already space constrained market and anticipates the incident will reduce overall available space for the foreseeable future as demand continues to outpace available container supply. Likewise we anticipate the incident will further erode equipment availability.
We will provide additional updated as more info become available.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to a long term relationship of service.
Should you have any questions or concerns please contact your USPTI representative.