13 May 2008 23:46 [Source: ICIS news]
The impact of the earthquake also may be aggravated by frantic government efforts to clean up
The earthquake may have an impact on
“We are concerned that the earthquake may have an impact on
The association’s member companies purchase and distribute chemicals and derivative products to some 750,000 industrial customers worldwide.
In addition to direct disruption of road and rail systems caused by the earthquake, wide-scale efforts for recovery and reconstruction may divert transportation assets and complicate regular supply operations.
Schofer quoted a major
She said an association board member predicted that the quake could disrupt commercial distribution in
While the horrific loss of human life - as many as 20,000 may have been killed - and care for survivors remain the overwhelming focus, the quake’s impact on China’s economy comes at a particularly critical time, sources said.
In preparation for the Olympic games in August, the
Vehicle traffic is being limited within a 300-kilometre radius of Beijing, and factory production within that area is being sharply reduced and may be shut down entirely in the weeks leading up to the games.
Between the after effects of the earthquake and government efforts to stifle emissions around the capital transportation hub, “the transport situation is going to get a lot worse,” an association member said.
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