The ship schedule is delayed! A stack of container ships full of Chinese cargo collapsed and over 30 containers were lost, having called at several domestic ports!

On January 7, ONE’s 13,900 TEU capacity container ship named “Madrid Bridge” was involved in a container collapse accident in the Atlantic Ocean, possibly due to bad weather. The incident occurred when the ship was on its way to New York from South China via Suez Canal and Atlantic Ocean.

The ship “Madrid Bridge” left Singapore on Dec. 9 and passed through the Suez Canal on Dec. 21. ONE said in a statement that it is not yet clear how many containers were affected and whether any cargo fell overboard and was lost. The investigation is ongoing and more information will be provided as it becomes available. “The immediate priority is to ensure the safety of the crew, the vessel and the cargo on board. Delays to the vessel’s schedule are expected.”

“The Madrid Bridge, with a capacity of 13,900 TEU, was built in 2018 and is 365.94 meters long and 51 meters wide. The Japanese-flagged vessel was on its way to its next port of call in New York when the incident occurred. According to ONE’s published schedule, the vessel will berth at GCT Bayonne Terminal in New York on Jan. 21.

Cargo claims firm WK Webster reported, “It is unclear how extensive the stack collapse was, but it is reported that at least 30 containers were lost overboard on the vessel.” Fleetmon reported that the number of containers lost overboard on the “Madrid Bridge” was likely to be more than 30. As of 0410 UTC on January 11, the ship was slowing down and heading west after a long journey south, apparently to avoid adverse weather and maintain the safest possible course and speed.

The vessel “Madrid Bridge” was deployed on THE Alliance Asia-North America EC4 service route and was on voyage 016E/W at the time of the incident, involving four shipping companies, HAPAG-LLOYD, HMM, ONE and YANG MING, in a common cabin.


The ship travels via Kaohsiung, Hong Kong, Yantian (2021.11.30-2021.12.02), Gaimei and Singapore before heading to North America. Calling again at New York, Norfolk, Savannah, Charleston and New York before returning to Singapore via the Suez Canal.


Vessel “Madrid Bridge” EC4 service schedule and port of call
According to the information of Equasis database, the claim insurance company of this vessel is Japan P&I Club. Remind, friends who have cargoes loaded on this ship to pay attention to the ship’s dynamics and keep communication with the shipping company to understand the damage of cargoes and the delay of ship schedule!

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