Grounded Containership Blocks Antwerp Port
Traffic to and from Antwerp, Europe's second-biggest port, has been halted by the 366-metre CSCL Jupiter containership after it ran aground on the banks of the river Scheldt which connects the port to the North Sea.
A spokeswoman said workers were trying to tow the 14,300 TEU CSCL Jupiter away but could not say when this would be completed.
A spokesperson told Reuters: "We're heading for low tide in the coming hours, that does not make things easier."
Covering a space of 20,000 football fields, the port of Antwerp is the 15th largest container port in the world and handles 214 million tonnes of maritime freight each year.
Below you can see some of the photos sent to Port Technology by freelance photographer Anton van den Aarssen.