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Operations resume at the Port of Antwerp following crane collapse

According to a recent statement, all operations have now resumed at the Port of Antwerp, after the collapse of a crane at the DP World Antwerpen’s quay earlier this week. According to the Port of Antwerp, the shipping situation went back to normal on Tuesday, December 10, adding that all operations on the Scheldt and the terminals had been resumed.

Watch: Crane collapses after being hit by container vessel

On Monday 9 December, a huge ship-to-shore container crane collapsed after being hit by the container ship “APL Mexico City”. The collision took place in the port of Antwerp, with the container vessel being unmoored, since its mooring had broken due to squally weather.

Port of Odense orders crane for giant offshore wind turbines

Denmark’s Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for a mobile harbor crane with a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay, as part of its efforts to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow.

Port of Hamburg to accommodate mega boxships with new cranes

Terminal operator of Port Hamburg acquired three new container gantry cranes in the Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB), boosting its existent capacity to be able to accommodate mega boxships, with a cargo volume surpassing the 23,000 TEUs.

Record of movements set at APM Terminals Barcelona

APM Terminals Barcelona announced a new milestone registering a total of 5,394 movements during one port call, on the container ship ‘Millau Bridge’. This is the highest level of activity registered on a ship in the Catalan terminal since 2017.

Crane at Auckland Port falls into the sea

A crane toppled off a wharf in Auckland’s Seaview Wharf, on October 2, with the driver of the crane, being inside the crane. Luckily the driver was not injured, while local authorities have launched and investigation to determine the causes of the incident.

Port of Hamburg uses floating cranes on expansion project

The Port of Hamburg informs that Finkenwerder is currently expanding the waiting point for larger vessels, enabling two ships in the future that are 400 and 450 metres long to be moored at the same time. The floating cranes project is one of the largest projects the past few years, measures in working days and revenue, as the Port comments.

Wharfies at port of Newcastle protest over new crane

Dockworkers from three stevedoring corporations at the Port of Newcastle in Australia, held a 4-hour stop work meeting in order to protest for the arrival of a new bulk uploading crane which according to the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), could potentially threaten job security.

Port Commission gives the nod for Houston Ship Channel expansion

The Port Commission of the Port of Houston Authority authorized “critical-path” professional services for the Houston Ship Channel expansion project. The expansion of the ship channel, the busiest in the United States, is seen as a driver for safety and future growth of commerce.

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