Hapag-Lloyd Announces Steep Penalty for Failure to Declare Dangerous Goods – gCaptain (7/08/2019)
The fire onboard the Hapag-Lloyd containership Yantian Express started in a single container on January 3, 2019, and spread to additional containers on deck. Here is the ship pictured January 15, 2019 in the Atlantic Ocean.
Photo: Cameron Brunick
German containership Hapag-Llloyd has announced it will be implementing a steep penalty for mis-declaration of dangerous goods in order to ensure the safety of its crews, ships and other cargo onboard.
Hapag-Lloyd said the fine will be implemented from September 16, 2019 in the amount of $15,000 per container.
The company said the penalty is meant in the overall interest of safe operation onboard its ships.