One can imagine how and what large percentage the maritime sector in the global industries account for all world trade’s volume. Although lucrative, a high demand of these services faces several environmental issues such as storm surges that is detrimental to onboard crew, vessel, and cargo containers landing safely. Shipping industries face technical and economic consequences. So how do we respond to helping resolve climate issues and implement measures to lessen repercussion such as severe storm preparedness guidelines?
News from Seatrade Maritime reports on December 1, 2020, ‘ONE Apus’, the Japanese flagged containership, manager ‘NYK Shipmanagement’ and bound for Long Beach from Yantian, lost nearly 1,900 containers from heavy rolling due to a violent storm in the Pacific. Meanwhile, onboard ONE Apus, investigations are ruling affected container bays unsafe for inspections and are focusing on bringing the ship, crew, and cargo to safety at the port of Kobe. Dislodged containers that remain onboard will take time to offload and the number and type of containers that are lost and damaged are yet to be assessed. There are no injuries reported from the incident and they remain positive for cargos to be intact when they do visual inspection.