Shipping company Maersk’s facilities at the Tianjin port suffered minor damage from the explosions at Tianjin port on 12 August.
However, the company confirmed that all its employees in the port city are safe.
Maersk also confirmed that none of its vessels were in the terminals or at anchorages when the explosions took place.
The death toll for the explosions so far has reached 50, including 12 firemen, with 701 people injured. The blasts took place 5 km from Maersk’s Tianjin Port Alliance International Container Terminal.
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Although the company has not evaluated the extent of damages to its containers, the terminal’s operations are back to normal, according to Maersk.
Maersk said it had resumed outbound shipping, with inbound traffic expected to restart on 13 August.
The group handled approximately 1.8 million teu last year in Tianjin, over 10% of the port’s total container throughput.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.