Port of Tianjin observes coal and steel drop

In the first half of the year, coal handling at the port fell by 24% while steel throughput decreased by 27% Photo: Yuhong Qin/flickr/CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

A measure aimed at combatting Beijing’s pollution problem has led to a dramatic drop in coal and steel throughput at the Port of Tianjin as traders and shippers have been forced to divert cargoes to its northern rivals.

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