JX Nippon, Idemitsu restarts marine shipments after Typhoon Wipha

17 October 2013 09:20  [Source: ICIS news]

TOKYO (ICIS)--Japan’s JX Nippon Oil & Energy and Idemitsu Kosan have restarted marine shipments from some of their refineries that were affected by Typhoon Wipha, company sources said on Thursday.

JX on Thursday morning resumed marine shipments from its refineries at Negishi in Kanagawa prefecture as well as in Kashima, Ibaraki prefecture, a company spokesperson said.

However, shipments from the firm’s Sendai refinery in Miyagi prefecture, northeastern Japan, were still suspended, he added, without elaborating further on the current status at the company’s refinery in Sendai.

Idemitsu Kosan, meanwhile, restarted marine shipments from both Chiba and Aichi refineries on Thursday morning, a company spokesman said.

Typhoon Wipha was the strongest storm to hit the region since October 2004, killing at least 17 people on the island of Izu Oshima while 36 people were still missing, according to NHK, Japan’s public broadcasting company.

Wipha was near the Mariana Islands as of 18:00 Japan time on Wednesday, moving west-southwest at a speed of 25 kilometers/hour, creating a maximum wind speed of 23 meters/second, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.

By: Tomomi Yokomura
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