Extended business closures in China to delay magnesia shipments

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 31 January 2020

Shipments of magnesia that were due to leave China’s Liaoning province next week will likely experience delays following an extension of the holiday period in the region, as authorities seek to contain the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

The northeastern Chinese province is a hub for magnesite mining and processing, with the ports of Dalian and Yingkou the two main harbors shipping the mineral overseas.

Authorities have extended the period for business closures in Liaoning to February 9, as similar measures have been taken in other areas of...