Chemical/oil/LPG terminals in Tianjin port closed following warehouse explosion

Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security — By on August 13, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Inchape banner3Inchcape Shipping Services is advising that all chemical / oil / LPG terminals in Tianjin port have closed following the Tianjin warehouse explosion in China.

Tianjin, the port gateway to Beijing, is a major base for petrochemicals, refining and other industries.  ISS understands the port authority has arranged some un-berthing of bulk ships from midday local time, but there is currently no schedule for vessels berthing and it is unknown at present when the terminals will re-open.

Normal operating conditions are continuing for the loading/discharge of bulk cargo (e.g. coal, iron ore) and general cargo in Tianjin Xingang port.

ISS Tianjin is operating as normal and will continue to monitor developments and keep its clients updated.

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