Aqaba New Port will no longer handle ‘dangerous materials’

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AMMAN — The Aqaba Company for Ports Operation and Management will no longer export liquefied chlorine from the Aqaba New Port, its president said on Tuesday, according to Amman Net.اضافة اعلان

During a guided tour of the port for member of the press, President Abdulmajeed Al-Qaraleh said ships loaded with “dangerous materials” will no longer be received at the port.

Thirteen people died and hundreds were injured on June 27 when a tank of liquefied chlorine ruptured at the port. Following the incident, the director-general of the company, alongside several other company officials, were dismissed.

Qaraleh stressed that the company had not lost shipping line deals as a result of the incident.

The Aqaba New Port handled a total of 2.922 million tonnes in the first half of the year, an increase of 570,000 compared to the same period last year.

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