Monday, December 16, 2013

Boston Express - in tow

The Hapag-Lloyd container ship Boston Express is reported to be trouble in the North Pacific.
Built in 1998 and serving as Essen Express until earlier this year, the ship is part of the H-L's Pacific Atlantic Express service. It was en route from Tokyo to Tacoma on December 9 when it suffered some sort of breakdown south of the Aleutian Islands.

The Japanese tug Koyo Maru took the ship in tow December 15, but its destination can't be confirmed.

1.The ship called in Halifax June 1, 2013 for the first time under the name Boston Express.

The ship was due in Halifax in the last week of December.

The following is an edited text of a Hapag-Lloyd press release:

Hapag-Lloyd will not offer a PAX eastbound sailing from the USEC ports and Halifax in week 52. However, arrangements have been made to supply sufficient space on other Hapag-Lloyd services within the same week.
Existing bookings for “Boston Express” 94E46 will be transferred, new bookings will be directly placed onto below vessel/voyages.
 Port of Lading Halifax
 MV “Atlantic Cartier” voyage 3374, eta December 31, 2013


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