As Aden reopens, another Yemeni port is battered by airstrikes

As Aden reopens, another Yemeni port is battered by airstrikes

War torn Yemen has seen its main port reopen while another has come under intense aerial bombardment.

Aden Ports Corporation has issued a circular announcing that following four months of closure, the port of Aden is now open and has received more than ten vessels since the cessation of hostilities.

Aden Container Terminal (ACT) was undamaged during the crisis and is ready to resume handling commercial vessels.

However, warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition on Tuesday struck a rebel-held port that has been a key gateway for aid entering battered Yemen

Tuesday’s airstrikes on the Red Sea port of Hodeida, about 90 miles southwest of Sana, destroyed or damaged warehouses, containers, cranes, docking facilities and at least one vessel, according to Amnesty International.

 

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.

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