Japan ports - status update 15th March

The entire damaged areas, the northeast Japanese coasts are in the state of chaos. Earthquakes have still repeatedly been shaking the areas. It is extremely difficult to communicate with the local people there and obtain information and updates due to the communication system break-down.

However, the following ports in south to north order have reportedly been all seriously damaged; Kashima, Hitachinaka, Hitachi, Onahama, Soma, Sendai, Shiogama, Ishinomaki, Kesennuma, Ofunato, Kamashi, Miyako and Hachinohe. Please find these ports on the attached map. They will not be able to be operational at least months or even years.

All the others ports are working normally but please recheck with us for any particular port concerned.The major steel mills such as Nippon Steel, JFE and Sumitomo Metal are located at ports of Muroran, Kashima, Kimitsu (Kisarazu), Kawasaki, Nagoya, Wakayama, Kakogawa, Mizushima, Fukuyama, Oita, etc. and are not directly affected by the disaster except for Sumitomo Metal terminal at Kashima which has been damaged. Most of the major shipyards are located outside the damaged areas especially southern part of Japan, thus no damage by the earthquakes or tsunami.

SendaiClosedJXNOETerminal on fire / Closed
OnahamaClosedOnahama PetroleumClosed
Kashima DenkaiClosed
KashimaClosedKashima OilClosed
AkitaOpenTohoku ElectWorking in normal
NiigataOpenTohoku ElectWorking in normal
ClosedCosmo OilTerminal on fire / Closed
OpenFuji OilWorking in normal
Idemitsu KosanWorking in normal
KPIWorking in normal
ChibaSumitomo ChemWorking in normal
JXNOE No damage on berth / Shore facilities under checking / Naphtha import seems not to resume soon, for tanks full
KawasakiOpenTGSKShore facilities under checking / If all in order, first shipment start from 15th March
YokohamaOpenJXNOE (Negishi)No damage on berth / Shore facilities under checking
JXNOE (Chita)Working in normal
Idemitsu Kosan (Aichi)Working in normal
NagoyaOpenIsewan Sea BerthWorking in normal
Cosmo OilWorking in normal
YokkaichiOpenShowa Yokkaichi SekiyuWorking in normal
AtsumiOpenChubu ElectWorking in normal
OwaseOpenChubu ElectWorking in normal
ShimotsuOpenTGSK  (Wakayama)Working in normal
Cosmo OilWorking in normal
OIREC (ex JXNOE Osaka)Working in normal
TGSKWorking in normal
Mitsui ChemWorking in normal
SakaiOpenMarubeni EnnexWorking in normal
SakaideOpenCosmo OilWorking in normal
JXNOE A FactoryWorking in normal
MizushimaOpenJXNOE B FactoryWorking in normal
IwakuniOpenJXNOE (Marifu)Working in normal
TokuyamaOpenIdemitsu KosanWorking in normal
KanokawaOpenKanokawa TerminalWorking in normal
KikumaOpenTaiyo OilWorking in normal
NamikataOpenNamikata TerminalWorking in normal
JXNOEWorking in normal
OitaOpenShowa DenkoWorking in normal
SaganosekiOpenPan Pacific CopperWorking in normal


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