Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!



Risk management key to Japan’s recovery

By Patrick Burnson, Executive Editor
March 25, 2011

New market intelligence on Japan is being made available to shippers this week.

D&B (Dun & Bradstreet) has released a free search tool that allows shippers to identify companies that are located in the prefectures impacted by the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This information will help organizations begin to assess their exposure to financial and business continuity risk resulting from the earthquake and tsunami as well as unfolding developments at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Station.

Drawing from its considerable data sources, D&B has identified roughly 150,000 businesses in the Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate prefectures. Shippers will be able to search by company name or D-U-N-S number to identify if an organization is located in the affected region. The search tool will provide information on which companies are in the impact zone but cannot provide on-demand detailed reports due to conditions in the region.

“Our thoughts continue to be with the Japanese people as they seek to stabilize and rebuild,” said Josh Peirez, president, innovation and chief marketing officer, D&B. “These events have far-reaching effects that impact companies with either direct or non-direct relationships with Japanese companies. We’ve made our data available to the general public in order to help companies who are seeking to better understand how this will impact them in the short and long term. “

Organizations interested in the extent of impact to a specific business can order an investigation from D&B. Additional information can be found in the updated Japan Risk Line report describing the impact of the disaster to commercial activity in Japan at http://www.dnb.com/ Custo.mers and non-customers can order the updated Japan Risk Line report from the dnb.com site.

For related stories click here.

About the Author

image
Patrick Burnson
Executive Editor

Patrick Burnson is executive editor for Logistics Management and Supply Chain Management Review magazines and web sites. Patrick is a widely-published writer and editor who has spent most of his career covering international trade, global logistics, and supply chain management. He lives and works in San Francisco, providing readers with a Pacific Rim perspective on industry trends and forecasts. You can reach him directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Subscribe to Logistics Management magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Get timely insider information that you can use to better manage your
entire logistics operation.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

For the fourth quarter of 2014, UPS said it anticipates adjusted diluted earnings per share of roughly $1.25, with full-year 2014 adjusted diluted earnings per share at $4.75, which represents a 3.9 percent annual gain over 2013’s adjusted earnings per share of $4.57, with full-year 2014 diluted earnings pegged at around $3.28 per share, which is 28.9 percent below 2013’s $4.61.

In recently issued research and data, JLL pointed out that its market data indicates rents are on the rise, with companies on the hunt for warehouse and distribution space.

U.S. Carloads were up 0.3 percent annually at 290,963, and intermodal at 260,893 containers and trailers dropped 2.4 percent compared to the same week last year.

Researchers say the ships are operating in international waters with a "worrying lack" of regulation, adding that they could pose a threat to regional peace and stability.

Compared to November, spot market freight volume was up 3.0 percent, according to the DAT North American Freight Index.

Comments

Post a comment
Commenting is not available in this channel entry.


© Copyright 2013 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA