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Port fires spark suspension of handling dangerous goods at Shanghai
24 Jun, 2021

Shanghai authorities have suspended the land transport of containerised non-essential dangerous goods after two recent fires in the port.

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.

Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG), which operates the majority of the terminals in the world's busiest container port, said last week's fire happened in Shanghai Mingdong Container Terminals, its joint-venture with Hutchison Ports. Shanghai Mingdong operates the largest container terminal in Shanghai's Waigaoqiao port area.

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