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Thursday, 01 November 2018 11:53

A week of extreme weather takes its toll on ports in South Africa and the Mediterranean

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Whilst any individual event cannot be attributed to climate change, the following events in South Africa and the Mediterranean this week are nonetheless indicative of what climate scientists expect the ports' sector to see more of in the coming years:

-          A gantry crane blown over and blocking the entrance to the harbour at Port Elizabeth, South Africa (see https://bit.ly/2yMajjm)

-          A STS crane toppled after being hit by a vessel during a storm at the port of Barcelona, Spain (see https://bit.ly/2QcNtYY)

-          Hundreds of cars in storage for export at the Port of Savona in Italy destroyed in a fire caused by a storm surge that flooded their batteries (see https://bbc.in/2AFBXzO )