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China Huaneng Group to ditch Shantou Port
China Huaneng Group, one of the largest electric power groups in China, has announced that it will transfer its Shantou power plant’s coal shipping operations from Shantou Port, a major seaport in Guangdong, to a new port developed by the group itself. Huaneng Shantou Power Plant is the largest customer of Shantou Port Group’s Mashan Port and the plant’s coal transport volumes account for nearly 70% of the port’s business. When contacted by Splash, an official at Shantou Port Group said the company is still working on strategy to deal with the situation at Mashan Port, and refused to offer more information. Local media reports suggest that it is very likely Shantou Port Gorup would close operations at Mashan Port. According to Huaneng Group, it has developed a new terminal at the nearby Haimen Power Plant, and it will use two 5,000dwt bulk carriers to transport coal between the two plants.
19 rescued from shipwreck in South China Sea
Nineteen people were rescued and three people remained missing following a shipwreck off the coast of south China's Guangdong Province Wednesday night, local marine authorities said. The municipal marine rescue center of Shantou received a report at 9:27 p.m. that a cargo ship capsized in the South China Sea near the Nan'ao Cross-sea Bridge, which is currently under construction, throwing its eight crew members into the water. A container vessel then hit the wrecked ship and lost power, stranding 14 people on board and endangering the nearby bridge construction, the center said. As of noon on Thursday, 19 people had been rescued from the water and from the stranded vessel, while rescuers continued to search for the three missing people.News schreiben