We have reported via our social media today on the two large explosions that have occurred overnight in the industrial area of the Tianjin Port.
The explosions occurred at a warehouse for a logistics company in the industrial area. The warehouse contained dangerous goods.
You can read more up-to-date information on the blasts here. At this stage, the media is reporting that 44 people have been killed with hundreds being injured.
Our agents in China, M&R Forwarding, have confirmed the following information to us:
” Xingang/Tianjin harbor was damaged seriously so there must be influence to the vessel and cargo. But now we can not offer accurate information due to personnel evacuating.
Carriers do not refuse our booking but they suggest us to book for the vessel sailing on/after Aug 24.”
Given the magnitude of this incident, information being received is limited and we will update you if your shipment has been affected.