It's possible it was loaded locally for export through the port of Baltimore, he said.
"It is not common to have animals receive an all-expenses paid trip inside a container," he wrote in an email. "We receive all of our exported containers that are headed for points around the world sealed and with doors closed. That means if there is an animal inside a container, it got there at the location where the container was loaded."
"We are happy however to hear that Lola apparently survived her journey and was cared for upon her discovery," he added.
Werner Peeters discovered Lola between a box and a forklift when he was unloading a container, according to the story.
The employees gave the cat food and water, and sought crowdfunding for medical help.