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Three cranes collapse at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Port

Three cranes collapsed in heavy rains and strong winds on Wednesday at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT), one of the largest ports in India.

“Due to strong winds, three large cranes have fallen down. We are assessing the damage. Fortunately, there is no damage to human life,” Sanjay Sethi, chairman of JNPT, told local press.

According to Sethi, operations at the port were halted due to the weather conditions before the incident happened and the collapsed cranes are worth Rs 110 crore ($14.6m).

Apart from the three cranes, some minor infrastructure including electric poles were also knocked down by the wind. A cargo vessel at the port also drifting away and had to be stabilised by a tug.

The heavy rain also damaged other infrastructure including road and railway in the region.

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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