Port of Melbourne officials come up with alternatives as boom collapse causes delays

Gregor Heard
By Gregor Heard
July 6 2022 - 3:00am
COLLAPSE: The broken grain boom lands on the deck of the Kavo Yeroki at the Port of Melbourne. Photo: Tim Cutlack.

AN INCIDENT where a grain loading boom snapped in half at Appleton Dock at the Port of Melbourne has caused delays loading ships as port operators to try to keep disruptions to a minimum.


Gregor Heard

Gregor Heard

National Grains Industry Reporter

Gregor Heard is ACM's national grains industry reporter, based in Horsham, Victoria. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding the cropping sector through his 15 years in the role. Prior to that he was with the Fairfax network as a reporter with Stock & Land. Some of the major issues he has reported on during his time with the company include the deregulation of the export wheat market, the introduction of genetically modified crops and the fight to protect growers better from grain trader insolvencies. Still involved with the family farm he is passionate about rural Australia and its people and hopes to use his role to act as an advocate for those involved in the grain sector.

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