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AFP - Japan's nuclear crisis threatens global supply chain:

AFP - Japan's nuclear crisis threatens global supply chain:

SINGAPORE: A widening nuclear crisis that has already forced some shipping firms to avoid Japan's key ports and sea lanes, could upset the global supply chain and hamper the nation's recovery, analysts say. German container shipping giant Hapag-Lloyd has halted services to the ports of Yokohama and Tokyo - the two major facilities on Tokyo Bay - over fears of radiation contaminating its vessels, crew or cargo. Other shipping lines have not so far interrupted port calls in the Tokyo Bay region, but have established no-go zones around the Fukushima nuclear power plant crippled by the quake and tsunami that hit northeast Japan on March 11. Radiation from the plant is a "clear and present danger" to shipping lanes and ports on Japan's northeast coast, said Rajiv Biswas, Asia Pacific chief economist at consultancy IHS Global Insight. Workers have so far failed to contain radiat...

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