The congestion and delays in the port forced a Maersk vessel to skip the port in its current rotation. The line made a statement that their Clementine Maersk will unload its cargo in Seattle, it will be railed to Chicago and then rolled to CMA CGM La Scala (due to arrive in Vancouver after two weeks).
Meanwhile, the Transportation Safety Board in Vancouver has launched an investigation with the incident from August 28 when CMA CGM Attila hit the pier.
The 335-meter vessel was arriving from Seattle loaded with about 5,900 TEU. The allision resulted in a metre long hole to one of the starboard ballasts tanks of the vessel, fortunately empty. The quayside at DP World’s Centerm terminal was also damaged. The CMA CGM Attila is required to remain at berth during the investigation.
CMA CGM Attila (IMO number 9433793 and MMSI 215485000) was built in 2011 and is registered in Malta. The deadweight of the vessel is 101,473 DWT. Owner of the container ship is Danaos Shipping, Greece.