Gantry crane crash delays cargo deliveries

The pace of cargo delivery from the Port of Chittagong port has been reduced for the past six days since the damage to two gantry cranes in a jetty has reduced container-handling capabilities. More than 20 container vessels were reported to be waiting at outer anchorage on Friday. The cranes were damaged when container vessel X-Press Suez (IMO 9159658) crashed into them during berthing on June 25th (IMN, June 30th). A three-member investigatory committee has been formed to establish the cause of the accident and the extent of damage to the gantry cranes. Since the accident, the operational activities in the jetty have remained suspended. 1998-built, 22.039 gt, Egypt-flagged X-Press Suez is owned and managed by X-Press Feeders Egypt For SHPG of Alexandria, Egypt. ISM Manager is ASP Ship Management India PVT of Mumbai. According to Equasis, the vessel is entered with Skuld.