January 6, 2019 – The Yantian Express, a Hapag-Lloyd container ship with a size of about 7,200 TEU is currently adrift and its crew evacuated about 1,500 kms from Halifax, NS Canada. There is an uncontrolled fire on board the vessel as it was en route from Colombo, Sri Lanka. Canaan Transport has already advised all known customers with cargo aboard this vessel. Our advice is to immediately contact cargo insurers as it is likely that if the ship is lost, then General Average will be declared for all cargo.