Damaged wet bulk terminals in Japan - details as at 6th April
The ports of Chiba, Kashima, Onahama and Sendai have reported damage and interruption to a number of their terminals. Individual details on terminal damage and/or interruption as at 6th April 2011 are set out below.
|CHIBA||Port status: Working normally except for Cosmo Oil|
|Cosmo Oil - Refining under suspension|
|No.10 Berth||Open||96,550||Naphtha, Gasoil, Jet|
|KASHIMA||Port status: Open - entry subject to harbourmaster's permission|
|Kashima Denkai - Plant under suspension / Unknown when to resume|
|Denkai Berth||Open||Open for general cargo only / Naphtha facilities have not been confirmed usable (no major damage reported)||130,000||Naphtha,Salt|
|Kashima LPG Joint Stockpiling|
|Kashima Oil: Cargo ops resumed by coasters, resume refining around this summer|
|COP No.1||Closed||Loading arm broken / Unable to use||314,026||Crude, Naphtha|
|COP No.2||Closed||Under inspection / No major damage reported||101,723||Crude, FO, Gasoil, LPG|
|COP No.3||Closed||Under inspection / No major damage reported||88,000||Naphtha, FO|
|Mitsubishi Chem: Plant in suspension for several months before resume operations|
|B-8||Closed||Damaged / Unable to use||15,000||Chemical|
|Shin-Etsu Chem - Shore facilities under restoration|
|No.2||Closed||Damaged / Under inspection||45,991||Chemical|
|ONAHAMA||Port status: Open in limited area|
|Onahama Petroleum - Coaster berths partly operating|
|Sea Berth||Closed||Under inspection / No major damage reported||100,000||Crude/FO|
|SENDAI||Port status: Open in limited area|
|JXNOE: Cargo ops to resume this summer, refining expected resume summer 2012|
|No.1 Pier||Closed||314,250||Crude, Product, LPG|
Japan Ports Map March 2011 (877 KB)
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