Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), is advising that Qingdao Port, China, is now operating normally following the pipeline explosion in the city’s Huangdao district last week.
Two vessels are currently alongside and discharging, while two further vessels are at anchorage waiting to discharge. Following the explosion, most vessels changed their destination port, so no backlog has occurred.
Marine pollution is being treated in the bay and is expected to take some time to clear. The clean-up operation currently involves 24 cleaning vessels, ten fishing boats and one salvage boat.
ISS will post any further updates on Qingdao Port on its website www.iss-shipping.com
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