BRICS Summit in Xiamen, China, leads to disturbances in port logistics

11. August 2017

BRICS Summit in Xiamen China leads to disturbances in port logistics - ETS-Logistics-Blog

Harbour of Xiamen at Night

Update August 23rd, 2017

The Xiamen Municipal Government specified the restrictions on the port during the Summit from August 20th to September 6th, 2017. According to Municipal Government following safety measures and traffic controls will take place during the Summit:

  • Throughout the period, the loading and unloading of dangerous goods will be prohibited to enter the port of Xiamen.
  • From August 30th until September 6th, no trucks are allow to drive on roads from 05:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Police will increase random checks and traffic control.
  • From August 31st until September 5th all cargo flights are cancel and frequent passenger flights will be reduced.

These restrictions will affect logistics and daily operations massive. We are in close contact with our local partners and try to minimize the impact.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us!


August 11, 2017

From September 3rd to 4th, 2017, the 9th BRICS Summit of the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will take place at Xiamen in the Fujian region.

During the Summit politicans discuss issues related to politics, security, business and global governance.

Increased controls in the coastal city of Xiamen

Xiamen is a coastal city with major deep-sea container port in the southeast of China and has its own airport with international airfreight. In preparation for this year’s summit the city administration (Xiamen Municipal Government) has announced increase of temporary security checks for road transport as well as for ocean and airfreight traffic.

Earlier, for similar diplomatic meetings, such as the G20 meeting in Hangzhou in 2016, China has closed factories and restricted traffic.

Restrictions for our customers

Within the period from August 27th to September 6th, 2017, no flammable goods, such as oil, chemicals or liquefied gas may be transported or discharged via the seaport in Xiamen for safety reasons. In addition, ships using high-sulphur fuels may not enter the port from September 1st to 6th. The security policy measures will lead to disabilities and restrictions in the entire international trade of goods, for example in the area of steel production. We kindly ask recommend to our customers to review their order schedules during this period in order to make preparations.


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