Huatai Circular on the impact of the Beijing Olympics on Chinese ports

25 June 2008

The Beijng head office of Huatai Insurance Agency & Consultant Service Ltd, P&I Correspondents in China, has issued the attached Circular in which they summarise various recent reports on the restrictions on the carriage of hazardous cargoes, ship operations and navigation in several Chinese ports during the period of the Beijing Olympics.
The Huatai Circular makes clear that local media are reporting some planned restrictions which have not yet been the subject of official announcements, so the full extent of the impact of the Beijing Olympics on ships calling at Chinese ports is not yet clear.
But Huatai will monitor developments and further details can be obtained from Ms Shan Hong, Huatais General Manager of Marine Service Controlling and Managing Group, via [email protected]