Fire erupted at the dockyard of Shenzhen Chiwan Port in China. The accident happened in waste storage warehouse of the yard, where inflamed a pile of plastic packages. On the scene of the accident were dispatched two firefighting teams from the land and from the shore, who succeeded to extinguish the flames within two hours. The fire was completely extinguished without causing casualties or serious injuries, but large part from the warehouse was seriously damages. The exact volume of the damages is under assessment, but fortunately fire was away from the cargo handling area and will not interrupt the cargo operations.
The local authorities started investigation for the root cause of the fire and if all the safety measures were follow at the dockyard of Shenzhen Chiwan Port.
Chiwan Port or Chiwan Container Terminal is part of the Port of Shenzhen. Chiwan Container Terminal is a sino-foreign joint venture company invested by Chiwan Wharf Holdings Limited、Kerry Properties (HK) Limited, China Merchants Holdings (International) Co Ltd and Modern Terminal Limited.