Fire breaks out at Tianjin Port

Fire breaks out at Tianjin Port

A major fire broke out at a storage yard at Tianjin Port last night, with firefighting operations still ongoing today.

The fire started in a storage yard of a local paper company inside Tianjin Port at Binhai New Area. The yard covers an area of around 10,000 square meters and has ten thousand tons of waste paper piled.

The local fire brigade deployed more than 200 firefighters to the scene and firefighting operations have been going on for over 15 hours.

According to Tianjin Port, strong winds are now the biggest danger to firefighting operations, after the fire was contained around 8am this morning.

The investigations into the cause of the incident are currently underway.

In August 2015, Tianjin Port suffered a massive explosion that killed at least 165 people, including 99 firefighters. The explosions damaged over 300 buildings, 12,000 cars and 7,500 containers.

 

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.

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