In early June 2018, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit will be held in Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong province, China. There will be special security and other arrangements during this period, which will have an impact on factory production and cargo transportation before and during the summit.
Dangerous Goods (DG) shipments cannot be loaded, discharged, transhipped or transit via Qingdao during this period and therefore prohibited. All DG shipments with ETA from 20 May to 20 June 2018 are prohibited from re-handling, re-stowing or re-shifting at Qingdao port. DG shipments are not allowed to enter the port except class 8 and 9. From 1 to 20 June, these classes will also be banned, however, transit will be possible.
BDP International is closely working with all stakeholders to ensure the impact to our customers' supply chains are mitigated as much as possible. We will continue to keep you apprised of any updates as we receive them. In the meantime, please reach out to your local BDP representative with any questions or concerns.
Sources: Xinhua and BDP International