Ports and Logistics

Images emerge of another crane collapse

Images have emerged of another gantry crane knocked out of action, days after the spectacular crash of a huge crane at Dubai’s Jebel Ali port.

On May 18, the 180 m long multipurpose vessel Da Zhi allided with the quay at berth 21 at the port of Abidjan in Côte d’Ivoire. The Cosco-controlled Da Zhi was coming in to berth at when it hit a gantry crane. The crane tumbled backwards, falling onto a number of containers.

There were no reports of injuries or pollution. The site is being cleaned up now, but Splash understands port operations have been hindered from the accident.

A crane collapsed in Dubai at the start of the month when a CMA CGM ship allided with the quayside at Jebel Ali.

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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