PE har­bour func­tional af­ter crane gl­itch

Weekend Post (South Africa) - - News - – Gareth Wil­son

The Port El­iz­a­beth har­bour is fully op­er­a­tional af­ter a con­tainer crane which col­lapsed ear­lier this week was re­moved.

On Fri­day Port manager Ra­jesh Dana said all port op­er­a­tions, in­clud­ing ship­ping and ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tions, had re­turned to nor­mal.

“The com­mer­cial ship­ping back­log has been re­cov­ered and de­pend­ing on good weather con­di­tions it is an­tic­i­pated that the ter­mi­nal op­er­a­tions should be fully re­cov­ered by next Wed­nes­day,” he said.

This comes af­ter the har­bour sus­pended all com­mer­cial ship­ping move­ments tem­po­rar­ily on Tues­day af­ter winds reach­ing speeds of up to 103km/h caused the crane to fall – partly block­ing the chan­nel en­trance.

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