An AP Moller-Maersk boxship that lost around 750 containers in a Pacific storm has cancelled its scheduled Port of Los Angeles call and diverted to Mexico.

The 13,092-teu Maersk Essen (built 2010) was scheduled to arrive at the California port on 22 January but instead is heading to the port of Lazaro Cardenas.

A Maersk official told TradeWinds that the vessel is due to undergo damage inspection at the Mexican port.