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Port of Auckland closes container terminal after major accident

Port of Auckland has temporarily closed its container terminal after a port worker was severely injured after a straddle carrier he was operating overturned early this morning.

Emergency services extracted the worker from the truck and sent him to Auckland Hospital where he is in a critical condition.

According to Wayne Thompson, acting chief executive of Ports of Auckland, the cause of the incident is not yet known and a full investigation is under way.

“Our primary concern is for the welfare of our colleague and we are doing everything we can to look after him and his whanau, friends and colleagues,” Thompson said.

The container terminal will remain closed until at least Tuesday morning.

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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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  1. Hi Jason!
    Thanks for this valuable news.
    Any update on the situation in the terminal and the status of the injured worker?

    /David

  2. Hi Jason,

    Thanks for this important news!
    Any updates on the situation in the terminal and the status of the injured worker?

    /David

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