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Japan - Earthquake & Tsunami - Update


Update March 24. 0950 hours

There are is still delivery constraints for some areas in Northern areas of Japan,e.g. Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi, Akita, Yamagata, Fukushima and Ibaraki.

Deliveries are back to normal for Tokyo and west of Tokyo except Niigata, Ishikawa and Toyama.

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Update March 16. 10:19 hours

Please be advised that we have established some exports to Tokyo Japan but the suituation is very much in a state of flux and changing all the time. At this time we are advising customers that exports are in place but to expect delays in uplift from London and delays in delivery once arrival in Japan. Southern Japan is operating relatively as normal but Northern Japan is not.

We will keep yoyu informed as we receive more information.

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Update March 11. 09:50 hours

Many of you will have seen the news reports of an 8.9 earthquake taking place in the Pacific Ocean this morning. This has caused a tsunami which hit the coast of Japan during today and the main area affected is Sendai on the north eastern coast of Japan, which is around 200 miles north of Tokyo.

I am advised by the local partner that all main routes/highways into Tokyo and the Narita from the north have been closed as a precaution. In addition; Japanese Customs clearance operations at Narita have been suspended for the time being and we have also been advised that flights to Tokyo from LHR will not be operating during today. There has also been widespread closure of buildings in the CBD so this will also have had a negative affect on our ability to make deliveries today.

Suspension of clearance operations at Narita Airport today will unfortunately mean that goods that flew yesterday will almost certainly remain uncleared until normal operations resume, at which point we’ll let you know.

For specific consignment information please contact our Customer Services Team whom will keep you advised as best possible.

We will keep you informed via this link as to operational matters as we receive information.

At this time any consignments collected for Japan will be held at London Heathrow and despatched on the first available flight to Tokyo.

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