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APL boxship smash writes off quay crane

The ultra-large containership APL Temasek which allided with a gantry crane and navy barge at Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) in Port Said on October 27 hit the quay so hard that the crane is a total loss, Splash can reveal.

The 13,900 teu vessel (pictured), a flagship of the Singaporean line’s fleet, has been allowed to leave but the losses from the crane collision will amount to millions of dollars.

A spokesperson for the terminal stressed that despite the loss of the crane there had been no impact on terminal operations.

Holly Birkett

Holly is Splash's Online Editor and correspondent for the UK and Mediterranean. She has been a maritime journalist since 2010, and has written for and edited several trade publications. She is currently studying for membership of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. In 2013, Holly won the Seahorse Club's Social Media Journalist of the Year award. She is currently based in London.
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