China’s Tianjin Port has suspended all operations until December 21, due to an air pollution red alert issued by the city government.
Most regions of North China are suffering heavy air pollution. The Central Meteorological Observatory warns that Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, and Shaanxi will experience severe haze and the pollution will peak from Monday to Wednesday.
The airports in Tianjin and Beijing also delaying or cancelling many flights due to extremely low visibility caused by the pollution.
According to a report from Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) port authorities have stopped all loading and discharging of bulk cargoes, and heavy port congestion and berthing delays were expected for bulk cargo vessels.