China's Tianjin port cracks down on coal in Beijing's war on smog: notice

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Posted: Apr 17, 2017 5:04 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Tianjin Port Co Ltd will impose stringent measures to curb the trucking and storage of coal months earlier than expected as one of the nation's busiest ports complies with government orders in its war no smog, a customer notice shows.

By Wednesday, the port will stop receiving coal by truck and by the end of the month it will clear its storage warehouses of the fuel, a notice to customers dated April 16 said.

A manager at the port's logistics division confirmed the authenticity of the document which was seen by Reuters on Monday.

A spokesman for the port declined to comment.

(Reporting by Meng Meng and Josephine Mason; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)