The ongoing container discharge from the "Ever Forward" has again sparked the discussion as to whether salvors are ready to deal with these large vessels when they run aground. But rather than asking this question, perhaps we should be asking if the shipowners operating these behemoths should look at their entire shipping process in more detail and provide solutions themselves at strategic locations around the globe?
This is not a new question, as can be seen from the below pictures of the Damen transshipment barge. Wartsila have a similar idea with their port feeder barge concept. Another option is the Floating Container Storage and Transshipment Terminal where transsipment is via a barge or in a slightly different configuration with a smaller container vessel equipped with cranes alongside.
These solutions could have been set to work in normal discharge mode and called upon whenever needed in unusual situations.