CMA CGM boxship runs into pier at Jawaharlal Nehru Port

CMA CGM boxship runs into pier at Jawaharlal Nehru Port

CMA CGM’s newbuild 10,000 teu boxship CMA CGM Mumbai hit a pier at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in India on Saturday while it was attempting to berth at the port.

The bow of the ship and the pier both suffered minor damage and no injuries were reported in the incident.

According to local reports, preliminary investigations showed the ship suffered a steering system failure when trying to make a turn.

The ship, built by Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, was delivered to the ship’s owner Seaspan in May this year when it started a three-year charter contract with CMA CGM.

 

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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