China stops all shipments as Typhoon Kai-tak to land in Guangdong

17 August 2012 04:17  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Chinese authorities have suspended all shipments including those of petrochemicals as Typhoon Kai-tak is about to make a landfall in southern province of Guangdong later on Friday, weather officials said.

All shipments from Jiuzhou to Hong Kong had been suspended since late 16 August because of a yellow alert on typhoon Kai-tak in Guangdong province, according to Zhuhai Weather Bureau.

Jiuzhou is a major port in Zhuhai city of Guangdong province.

Typhoon Kai-tak will land in coastal region of Dianbai of Guangdong province sometime around noon on 17 August, China Meteorological Administration said in a statement on its website.

According to local media authorities had also suspended train services crossing the Qiongzhou Strait, linking the southernmost island province of Hainan and Guangdong province, due to forthcoming rainfall.

Tropical storm Kai-Tak grew into a typhoon on Thursday, and the authorities raised their emergency response to Level II from IV.


By: Dolly Wu
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