Ports and Logistics

Crawler crane topples into the sea at Auckland Port

A 20-tonne crawler crane toppled from Auckland’s Seaview Wharf yesterday and is currently submerged 12 meters under water. The crane’s driver was able to escape the accident unharmed.

Authorities at the New Zealand port are now working out how best to salvage the crane, which was conducting fender maintenance at the time of the accident. An investigation into the incident is now underway.

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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