The following information has been received this morning from CIFFA, following the accident at GCT Vanterm, one of the port terminals in Vancouver.
Vessel Impact to STS Crane at GCT Vanterm
Yesterday morning during vessel berthing, at approximately 04:00 hours, the vessel EVER SUMMIT came into contact with a ship-to-shore crane at GCT Vanterm, resulting in damage. There were no injuries as a result of the incident and all authorities have been notified.
The EVER SUMMIT is currently being held alongside with tugs as the crane boom is on top of a container stack at the aft end.
While the situation is being assessed, an exclusion zone has been set up to, first and foremost, ensure the safety of everyone at the terminal, and then to determine operational impacts.
No vessel operations are active at GCT Vanterm at present, but rail and gate operations are active. GCT’s Customer Solutions team will be issuing operational updates as required.
RAIL updates – Potential Rail Disruption in the US and Canadian Midwest from Winter Storm Jaden
OOCL has informed us about potential rail disruptions due to Winter Storm Jaden
As hazardous sub-zero winter conditions engulf the Midwestern part of the United States and Canada, our Railroad Partners, BNSF, NS and CN Railroads, have issued urgent service advisories outlining specific measures to be implemented over the next week for safer working conditions. These measures may include limiting the number of trains, allocating fewer cars and running the trains at reduced speeds, all of which could impact the rail transit time.
ITN team will continue to monitor your shipments and notify if any delays are to be expected.