Due to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, restrictions are to be placed on dangerous goods at Qingdao.
Applied by the Qingdao Maritime Safety Administration (MSA), restrictions during May and June will be as follows:
All dangerous goods shipments with ETA between 20 May and 20 June 2018 are prohibited from re-handling, re-stowing or re-shifting at Qingdao Port;
All discharge, loading and in-transit of dangerous good shipments will be suspended from 6 June to 11 June 2018 and;
Only dangerous goods classified under the International Maritime Organization (IMO) class 8 and 9 (without any other sub-labels) will be accepted in-transit from 6 to 11 June 2018