Chemical, oil and LPG terminals in Tianjin port closed following warehouse explosion

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China StarInchcape Shipping Services is advising that all chemical, oil and 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 and discharge of bulk cargo such as coal and 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.