Fog closes shipping routes on the Bosphorus

21 February 2014 15:41 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--Transportation on shipping routes along the Bosphorus Strait have been suspended due to fog and low visibility, a representative of shipping and logistics specialist GAC Turkey said on Friday.

According to an assistant general manager of the company, shipping routes on the Bosphorus were suspended to all vehicles at 15:32 local time (13:52 GMT) on Friday. Re-opening of the Strait is dependent on weather conditions, he added.

The Bosporus Strait is a key shipping route for petrochemicals through the region.

By Tom Brown