Tsunami Damages Six Japanese Ports

14 March 2011 (Last Updated March 14th, 2011 18:30)

Six Japanese ports were damaged by the powerful Tsunami that hit Japan last week. The damaged ports, which include Hachinohe, Sendai, Onahama, Ishinomaki and Onahama, are not expected to return to operations for months, according to Reuters. The ports were medium-sized facil

Six Japanese ports were damaged by the powerful Tsunami that hit Japan last week.

The damaged ports, which include Hachinohe, Sendai, Onahama, Ishinomaki and Onahama, are not expected to return to operations for months, according to Reuters.

The ports were medium-sized facilities that handled mostly containers, as well as fuel products and dry bulk goods.

Tokyo and all ports south of the Japanese capital have resumed operations.

The tsunami also destroyed dozens of vessels, including three of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha’s panamax ships.

The closure of the ports is expected to cost Japan more than $3.4bn in lost seaborne trade each day.

Maritime trade in Japan totalled $1.5trn last year.