Trends in supply chain risks: Why container ship fires are here to stay

At the beginning of 2019, the Hapag-Lloyd-operated Yantian Express and the CMA CGM-owned APL Vancouver, two of the largest ships in the world, were both hit by fires on board which took weeks to be brought under control.

Since the beginning of the year, a number of fires have broken out on some of the world’s largest container ships, underscoring an accelerating trend over the past decade and the growing need for companies to manage this new type of supply chain disruption. This Resilience360 special report first outlines the risks involved in container ship fires such as material damages and shipment delays before providing supply chain managers with a number of options to protect their cargo.