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    Japanese Ports

    Multiple port closures in Japan due to incoming typhoon Talim.

    Harbour Masters all over Japan are warning about typhoon and sending out announcements of possible port closures between 15th and 17th September. At this moment winds and gusts are reaching up to 115 mph (185 km/h). Talim current position is 27.8 N / 124.5 E and heading NNE at 3 mph (5 km/h). Expect port closures, operation stoppages, power outages, local flooding and tropical storm conditions.

    Ports that have confirmed plans to issue 2nd warning notice (port closure) on 16th/17th September - Kagoshima, Yatsushiro, Sasebo, Fukuoka (Hakata), Kitakyushu, Shimonoseki, Beppu, Aburatsu, Hiroshima. At present time, Nagasaki, Kochi, Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokkaichi, Shimizu, Yokohama and Tokyo ports have not released any information about port closure yet.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Tokyo at (+81) 3 6386 0178

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    Chinese Ports

    The current situation overview at main Chinese iron ore ports.

    Vessel traffic and port operations have been suspended on 13th September 1600 hrs LT at Beilun and Zhoushan ports due to strong wind and heavy rainfalls. Sea pilot services have been suspended at the Shanghai, Taicang and Nantong ports due to rough weather conditions, caused by Talim typhoon. Furthermore, marine operations at the Port of Kemen have been recommenced on 14th September 1100 hrs LT after recent port closure due to heavy fog.

    Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no iron ore berths closures or pilotage service suspensions pending. Furthermore, rainfalls are forecast for today, 15th September at Beilun, Zhoushan and Fangcheng ports.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Shanghai at (+86) 21 6086 3888