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Tianjin Chemical, Oil, LPG Terminals Closed Following Explosion

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

August 13, 2015

All chemical, oil and LPG terminals in Tianjin port are closed following immense warehouse explosions that left dozens dead and hundreds more injured yesterday in Tianjin, China, advises maritime and cargo services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS).
The region was blasted as shipments of explosives caught fire and triggered explosions that rocked the Tianjin industrial port, which serves as a gateway to Beijing and major base for petrochemicals, refining and other industries.
The port authority has arranged some un-berthing of bulk ships from midday local time, ISS said, but noted there is no schedule for vessels berthing. It is unknown when the terminals will reopen.
Normal operating conditions are continuing for the loading/discharge of bulk cargo, including coal and iron ore, as well as and general cargo in Tianjin Xingang port, ISS said.

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