Apparently oil spill woes are not confined to the Gulf region this summer. On Monday, a burst pipeline near China’s Dalian port triggered a major offshore oil spill
which necessitated closing the Port of Dalian.
Thankfully, no one was injured in the explosion, but it is estimated that the port could stay closed for 7 – 10 days. In light of this news, we thought we'd take a look at the United States' historical trading activity with this Chinese port.
Over the time period from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, the Port of Dalian shipped 159,866 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) to the United States. The graph below shows which U.S. ports received these shipments.