PortandTerminal.com, December 19, 2020
LOS ANGELES – We are receiving reports that serious cracks have been discovered on three of the container cranes at the Maersk terminal located at Pier 400 at the Port of Los Angeles.
PortandTermial.com has received a copy of a video that shows serious cracks on what appears to the be container cranes. We are not releasing the video until we can confirm its veracity. Screenshots of the video are shown below – we have been informed that Crane #10 (seen shown in the photos below) is the worst affected by the cracks.
Signe Wagner, Head of Media Relations at Maersk in Copenhagen, responded promptly to our enquires and is investigating this breaking news. We will update this breaking story with more information from Maersk as it becomes available.
Last June, APM Terminals Pier 400 Los Angeles broke the container moves world record, handling 18,456 container moves on the MSC Isabella in six days with a productivity level of 128.2 berth moves and 30 crane moves per hour.
APM Terminals Los Angeles opened Pier 400 in August 2002. Today it is the largest container port terminal in the Western Hemisphere, featuring over 507 acres of world-class infrastructure and 19 Super Post-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes.
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