Japan Disaster

20 Apr 2011
The March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan disrupted trade as much as they ravaged the countryside.
19 Apr 2011
The East Japan Railway plans to fully resume services on the Tohoku Shinkansen bullet train line by April 30.
19 Apr 2011
Japanese automakers will measure the radiation levels of their vehicles in a bid to dispel concerns about safety.
18 Apr 2011
Tokyo Electric Power Co., Japan's biggest electric utility, released a two-stage description of its plan for bringing the ongoing crisis at its Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant under control.
15 Apr 2011
OOCL said it is scanning all vessels it owns or charters for radiation before they depart from the Kanto ports of Tokyo and Yokohama to protect its crew members and to mitigate the risk of radiation s
14 Apr 2011
Sony is considering temporarily closing some of its facilities in Japan because of the continuing power shortages resulting from the shutdown of the nuclear reactors and thermal plants damaged in the
13 Apr 2011
Sendai Airport reopened for commercial flights Wednesday as a Japan Airlines flight touched down with about 120 passengers from Haneda Airport in Tokyo.
12 Apr 2011
Frankfurt airport cargo volume dropped in March for the first time in 18 months as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan cut traffic with a key market.
11 Apr 2011
Japan is set to start radiation checks on ships and containers leaving three main international ports in and near Tokyo for foreign ports by the end of this month.
11 Apr 2011
Toyota said its North American vehicle plants will operate on a reduced schedule during the next several weeks to conserve components whose supply chains were disrupted by the March 11 Japan earthquak
08 Apr 2011
Japanese automakers plan to resume production at domestic auto plants this month but said they’re still struggling with shortages of parts and unreliable electrical supplies that will hamper output.
08 Apr 2011
The MOL Presence arrived in Hong Kong Friday afternoon after a test found the level of radiation had declined from the previously higher-than-normal level detected after the vessel passed within 70 mi
07 Apr 2011
Another strong earthquake struck near the northeast coast of Japan Thursday, April 7, nearly a month after the initial disaster of March 1
07 Apr 2011
Japan's sea and air cargo exports will sink between 4 percent and 5 percent in the first half of fiscal 2011 from a year earlier in the wake of the devastating
05 Apr 2011
Japan will hold its sixth round of policy dialogue on maritime affairs with the European Union in Tokyo on Thursday with the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan topping the agenda, the Ministry of Land, I
04 Apr 2011
Pessimism has grown among Japanese firms over future business conditions in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit th
04 Apr 2011
Japanese and foreign shipping firms urged the Japanese government to take further action to minimize the effects on their business of radiation fears amid the
01 Apr 2011
APL will begin radiation scanning next week of containerized Japanese exports delivered to the shipping line’s marine terminal in Yokohama for transport on APL vessels.
31 Mar 2011
The port of Antwerp, Europe's second largest container hub, said it is taking "heightened precautions" over ships arriving from Japan that may have been contaminated by radioactive fallout from the
31 Mar 2011
Japanese government officials and shipping industry representatives will meet Friday in a bid to step up their fight against what they call "harmful rumors" about radiation.
29 Mar 2011
Chinese authorities rejected a container ship operated by MOL, Japan's second-largest shipping line, saying they had detected high levels of radiation.
29 Mar 2011
Restoration work on Japanese transportation systems devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of th
29 Mar 2011
The Grand Alliance is resuming service to the Japanese city of Nagoya operated by Hapag-Lloyd on March 31, according to a bulletin by OOCL.
28 Mar 2011
Wal-Mart Stores will reopen 12 of its Seiyu stores in Japan that were affected by the earthquake, and is hoping to open the remaining 12 impacted stores as soon as possible, a spokesman for the U.S.-b
28 Mar 2011
The earthquake and tsunami that killed thousands and devastated a swath of Japan is promising a deeper impact on the country’s economy and global supply chains, and triggering what experts say m
25 Mar 2011
The Japanese disaster's impact on global automotive supply chains "will worsen substantially before it improves" and could affect 15 to 30 percent of the world's light-vehicle output within eight week
25 Mar 2011
The U.S. Grain Council said consumer demand in Japan will drive imports of coarse grains from the U.S.
25 Mar 2011
The U.S. economy grew faster than previously estimated in the last quarter of 2010, but many economists say rising oil prices will slow growth this year.
25 Mar 2011
Several German shipping lines suspended calls at eastern Japanese ports, including Tokyo, because of fears crews could be exposed to radiation from the damaged
25 Mar 2011
U.S. Customs and Border Protection cleared goods arriving on an APL ship from Japan this week, the first shipment of containerized cargo from post-earthquake Japan.
24 Mar 2011
Japan's trade balance swung back into the black in February as exports regained momentum, led by shipments to China, according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday.
24 Mar 2011
All Japanese ports affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeastern part of the country on March 11 have now r
24 Mar 2011
The chairman of Evergreen Group, Chang Yung-fa, donated $12.35 million of his personal fortune on Wednesday to help Japan with its post-disaster reconstruction.
23 Mar 2011
Radiation levels reaching the U.S.
23 Mar 2011
A tanker arrived at the Port of Hachinohe in Aomori Prefecture, northeastern Japan, on Wednesday, carrying 380 tons of propane gas from Chiba City, which is adjacent to Tokyo.