Three rail mounted quay cranes used for loading and unloading containers at the terminal run by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) collapsed in high velocity winds that lashed Mumbai on Wednesday, 5th August. It is learnt that three quay cranes that collapsed were built at South Korea’s Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co Ltd. The JNPT-run terminal known as JNPCT has eight rail mounted quay cranes or so-called ship to shore cranes along its 680-metre berth length.
Senior official from JNPT said that owing to inclement weather and above normal gusts of wind, there has been damage to three cranes at JNPCT. However, there were no injuries and everyone is safe. The exact damage is being ascertained. Shipping industry sources said that the cranes have fallen in the middle of the berth, which may hamper the operation to some extent for few days.
Source:- Daily Shipping Times