Boxes slide off Maersk boxship in New York

Boxes slide off Maersk boxship in New York

APM Terminals suffered an embarrassing incident at its New Jersey terminal yesterday. A crane operator at its terminal at the Port of New York and New Jersey managed to knock three boxes full of cars and kitchen supplies from the Maersk Kensington into the sea. The ship had recently docked from Norfolk, Virginia.

“The containers were non-hazardous and were floating at the time of arrival,” the local port authority said in a statement. “The vehicles had no batteries, fuel or any liquids which may have entered the bay.”

The authority said no one was injured, and that an investigation was continuing.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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