Tianjin Port Came to a Halt after Explosions

17 août 2015

The explosion at Binhai Ocean Port in Tianjin on the evening of 12 August 2015 caused severe damage to many warehouses in the area and has caused all shipments in and out of Tianjin Port to be put on hold until further notice.

Updated: 15 August 2015

Following further confirmation and formal notice issued by Tianjin Transportation Committee, all the terminals will stop cargo operation for export starting from 13 August 2015 unfil further notice. As for the DG cargo already gate-in before 13 August 2015, will be prohibited to load on board at duration from 09:00 to 18:00 and in other time period is not permissable

Carrier Status: 

CMA Status

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CSCL status: 

CSCL NEPTUNE V.0047W Plan to sail on 19:00PM 15TH Aug
COSCO FOS V.019S Berth on 14TH Aug
CSCL PANAMA V.0072S Omit Tianjin
CMA CGM CHRISTOPHE COLOMB 02SFLW Plan to sail on 12:00AM 15TH Aug
COSCO ITALY 007W Sail as plan, 17TH Aug
KOTA SELAMAT SMT003 Sail as plan, 17TH Aug
CMA CGM URAL 037BXW wait for further notice

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Posted: 14 August 2015

The explosion at Binhai Ocean Port in Tianjin on the evening of 12 August 2015 caused severe damage to many warehouses in the area and has caused all shipments in and out of Tianjin Port to be put on hold until further notice.

The Port Authority has not yet confirmed details on the status of the port and the possibility of vessels resuming their operations. So far, inbound as well as outbound shipments have been delayed since operations were brought to a halt right after the incident. 

GEODIS Freight Forwarding is following up closely with the responsible authorities and officials to get the latest updates on the incident. Any updates will be communicated immediately to all clients, suppliers, and partners to minimize delays.

Alternative solutions have been implemented in line with the contingency plan to re-route ocean shipments to nearby ports such as Qingdao Port or Dalian Port in an effort to avoid and ease the congestion at Tianjin. Another possible solution is to divert cargos to be transported over land by train, with airfreight exports going through PEK/TSN Airport for small shipments with urgent delivery requirements.

Further information will be published as soon as available. Please stay tuned.

The explosion occurred at a warehouse site owned by Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd. More than 15 people have been reported dead, while many buildings were destroyed and shipping containers damaged, leading to most of the warehouses and container yards being shut down and parts of the highway and ground transportation infrastructures becoming congested.

 

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