Tokyo freight infrastructure stands up to the wrath of Super Typhoon Hagibis
Story by: Jim Wilson, Australia Correspondent @ FreightWaves
Although Super Typhoon Hagibis has caused catastrophic floods, mudslides and at least 68 tragic deaths in Japan, FreightWaves understands from local sources that Tokyo’s critical freight infrastructure – seaports and airports – are undamaged. Japan’s wider logistics network is suffering from a miscellany of damage such as flooding.
FreightWaves today spoke to several Tokyo-based correspondents for Protection and Indemnity Clubs (P&I Clubs – a specialist type of insurer for ocean ship operators).
Three independent and completely separate sources reported that they had received no damage reports for the ports in Tokyo Bay. These include the port at Tokyo along with the ports at Kawasaki (about 11 miles to the south-south-west) and Yokohama (18.5 miles to the south-south-west).
FreightWaves was also told that both Narita and Haneda airports are working normally. Narita airport has confirmed it is working normally in a written statement. Haneda has not issued a statement but its website indicates that it is working normally.
“Tokyo has done reasonably well,” an insurer told FreightWaves today, agreeing with the view that the city seems well equipped to handle typhoons. According to Jim Wilson and his article in freightwaves.com
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Source and credits: freightwaves.com / Jim Wilson, Australia Correspondent / iTrucker / Mario Pawlowski