Dalian Port Reopens Two Oil Berths After Explosion

28 July 2010 (Last Updated July 28th, 2010 18:30)

China's Dalian Port Authority (DPA) has resumed operations at two of its oil berths after a pipeline explosion at the port. The port's 150,000dwt No 1 berth and 80,000dwt No 2 berth have restarted, with a 300,000dwt berth to follow shortly, according to bloomberg.com. On 16 Ju

China’s Dalian Port Authority (DPA) has resumed operations at two of its oil berths after a pipeline explosion at the port.

The port’s 150,000dwt No 1 berth and 80,000dwt No 2 berth have restarted, with a 300,000dwt berth to follow shortly, according to bloomberg.com.

On 16 July, a pipeline explosion caused a spill that covered more than 183km2 off China’s north-eastern coast.

The DPA said the explosion occurred as workers injected oxidizing desulfuriser into the pipeline after a tanker had finished unloading oil.