Massive explosions in Chinese port city of Tianjin

Two massive explosions caused by flammable goods, ripped through an industrial area in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin late on Wednesday August 12, 2015, killing 17 people and injuring around 400, official Chinese media reported.

The explosions took place in a mostly industrial economic development zone, with some apartment buildings in the vicinity. Buildings of a half-dozen other logistics companies were destroyed in the blasts.  We are grateful that none of our colleagues were injured in the blast.

Please expect delays shipping from Tianjin, the closest major seaport to Beijing.

We will contact customers affected by this disaster directly, but if you do have any questions, please get in touch with your usual ACS contact.