January 29, 2019 – 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. Customers with shipments on board this vessel are advised that delays will be significant due to the damage caused.