Chinese customs is no longer permitting coal cargoes to enter the country at the ports of Jingtang and Caofeidian, said three coal traders, who were told by customs officials of the halt on Tuesday. Customs officials at the port of Jingtang, one of China’s biggest coking coal import points, and the neighboring port of Caofeidian said they would halt customs declaration services from July 16 until further notice, the traders said on Wednesday. No reason was given for the service halt at the ports, which are located on the Bohai Bay coast of China’s Hebei province, the traders said. An official with the general business department of the customs bureau at Jingtang, which operates under the customs office of the city of Shijiazhuang, the capital of Hebei province, confirmed there was a halt in customs declarations at the port. “We cannot handle declaration business for imported […]