Heightened security in cities around the Chinese capital
Beijing during the "One Belt, One Road" summit restricted
mineral deliveries in Tianjin in May.
The "One Belt, One Road" 2017 summit, which was hosted in
Beijing on 14 and 15 May, is one of the most important
international events hosted by China this year.
In order to ensure the smooth progress of the summit, which
was aimed at promoting the development of overland and maritime
routes from China to Europe, Beijing imposed widespread
industrial shutdowns and tightened security checks in cities
around the capital, including the large port city of
Tightened security in Tianjin, one of the main export routes
for refractory minerals out of China, impacted delivery
volumes, according to market participants.
"The logistic [control] is strict. To-and-fro delivery and
vehicle traffic were restricted, the delivery volume has been
halved," one Tianjin-based chromite buyer
Tianjin postal administration implemented a temporary
security program on delivery of all goods forcing all postal
and delivery enterprises to carry out meticulous checks on
parcels and cargoes, especially those sent to
There were comprehensive health and safety inspections on
production facilities, and stricter checks were imposed on
distribution centres, business premises, call centres, staff
dormitories, crowded locations and the operation of
Other than Tianjin, similar measures were also rolled out
across provinces such as Fujian, Hebei, Henan, Jilin, Sichuan,
Hunan, Xinjiang and Tibet, according to the Chinese state post
bureau on 8 May.
Delivery and traffic was set to return to normal after the
conclusion of the summit.