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Port Arthur blaze captured on video

Firefighters managed to extinguish a massive fire at Port Arthur yesterday afternoon. Tons of wood pellets caught fire on a conveyor belt sending black plumes high into the sky above the Texas port.

The ship loading the wood pellets bound for Germany was not damaged during the inferno. The blaze was put out after a couple of hours with no injuries reported. The conveyor belt however has melted away.

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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