Gadani closed following latest fire

Authorities have once again closed Pakistan’s main shipbreaking site at Gadani following the third fire there in two months. The yard will be closed until at least January 25.

Four men have been arrested following a fire on Monday on an LPG carrier which killed five workers.

With demolition prices rising the squeeze out of Pakistani yards will likely see rates head futher north.

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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