The disaster reminds us of shared vulnerabilities and a need to know what’s going on

The world’s third largest economy has been devastated by catastrophe upon catastrophe. Clearly, the repercussions in the global marketplace will be far-reaching, long-lasting and profound.

Hard to know what to do next. Send help, of course (the Red Cross is accepting donations to help those affected by the earthquake in Japan and the tsunami throughout the Pacific: click here to give).

And then start taking stock. We need to know the extent and nature of the losses.

As a trading partner, producer and consumer, with imports valued at US$692.9 billion, and exports at US$770.1 billion in 2010, Japan is a mainspring of international commerce.

As the damage to Japan’s port facilities, infrastructure and production capabilities is evaluated, Datamyne will be tracking the impact on import-export trade. Right now, Datamyne can provide information on shipments and confirm arrival of US-bound cargoes. Our trade data can also supply timely information on alternative sources for disrupted supply chains.To learn more or to request assistance, call us at 833.262.2315 or email [email protected].

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