MAERSK ESSEN Vessel Incident on MSC's Pearl Service - Update 3

Attn: customers with cargo onboard MAERSK ESSEN voyage 051N

We refer to our previous communications in respect of the container ship MAERSK ESSEN, which lost 350 MSC containers overboard and incurred damaged on 79 containers onboard during a heavy weather incident on 16 January 2021 while the vessel was en route from Xiamen, China, to Los Angeles, USA.

The MAERSK ESSEN was carrying cargo for MSC customers as part of our Pearl service.

Maersk has informed us that the vessel left Lazaro Cardenas on 22 February, following a survey, and is now expected to berth at LA-Long Beach on 5 March. This is subject to change due to the significant congestion in the LA area and the vessel operator will inform us once they have precise information on the waiting line at the anchorage.

The MAERSK ESSEN was originally scheduled to call at Los Angeles on 28 January, as part of the usual Pearl service port rotation: Vung Tau – Hong Kong – Yantian – Xiamen – Los Angeles.

MSC regrets any inconvenience caused by this incident and we will communicate again in due course as soon as we have updated information to pass on to you from the vessel operator.