IMPACT ON SHIPPING: Shanghai Port Fires

IMPACT ON SHIPPING

Shanghai Port Fires

Shanghai authorities have suspended the land transport of containerised non-essential dangerous goods.

Shanghai Port Fires

25th June 2021

IMPACT ON SHIPPING: Shanghai Port Fires

Friday, 25th June 2021

Shanghai authorities have suspended the land transport of containerised non-essential dangerous goods after two recent fires in the port, this will include lithium batteries which are in high demand across the sector ranging from electric vehicles to computers.

In some cases the local officials have prohibited lines from accepting anything hazardous, while others have been allowed to accept only certain types (classes) of hazardous cargo. The suspension will be in force until 2 July, and follows the most recent fire on 17 June, giving officials time to develop measures to improve the safety of transporting such cargo.

In light of this and the increasing HAZ restrictions and freight costs, F.S. Mackenzie’s HAZ services from China (Shanghai and Shenzhen/Hong Kong) have been suspended until further notice.

Please do contact your sales representative for further information.

References:
Port fires spark suspension of handling dangerous goods at Shanghai | The Loadstar

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