Bad damaged port of Shanwei to be reopened on Sept. 24
Most of the ports in Guangdong province reopened this morning in the wake of Sunday’s giant Typhoon Usagi which slammed into southern China. “The storm landed and went inland, the wind and the waves have become weaker, and shipping at the coastal ports of Guangdong is almost back to normal,” an official from a local government told SinoShip News at 10:30 on Sept. 24. “However, the situation at the most affected area Shanwei is hard to say now, the port should be opened, due to the bad damage, the city needs more time to recover, ” he added.
Port at centre of Typhoon Usagi yet to reopen
Hong Kong: The port of Shanwei, which took the brunt of yesterday’s strong typhoon, has yet to reopen. Typhoon Usagi killed at least 25 people when it slammed into the southern China coast yesterday, with the epicentre being at Shanwei. “Shanwei port has not been opened yet,” a local government official told SinoShip News at 11.30 this morning. “The waves here are still strong. Shipping along the Guangdong coast needs more time to resume.” Shanwei is 81 nautical miles from Hong Kong. The city has a population of 3m. Latest reports show that two thirds of the city was still suffering from a power blackout. Ports in south China, including Hong Kong, shut down yesterday as the typhoon approached. Shipping along the Taiwan Strait was also cut. The storm is now losing strength as it heads inland. The Hong Kong Stock Exchange said it will open today at 1pm. [23/09/13]Upload News