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Dalian Port terminals reopen after blast

Dalian Port terminals reopen after blast

Dalian: Dalian Port (PDA) Co has reopened all terminals except the oil terminals that were the site of Friday's blast. "All terminals at Xingang area and Dayaowan area have resumed operations except for the crude oil terminal of the group," PDA said. Wang Jialong, Deputy director of Dalian Port Dispatch and Command Centre said, "Passenger transportation and bulk business in Dagang area has not been affected, but the container handling activity had to be stopped. By 11-00hrs yesterday, container work finally resumed." PDA said on the ground operations at its crude oil terminals had resumed vessel loading and unloading operations remain suspended. PDA said it would "take active measures to resume the vessel loading and unloading operations in the near future." "The handling and storage capacity of the group for refined oil and liquefied chemicals has not been affected by the accident while part of its handling and storage operations for crude oil has been temporarily affected," it said. Dalian oil products terminal is the largest gasoline export port in China and annual crude oil throughput can reach 57m tonnes. The cause of the explosion is under investigation. [21/07/10]

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