Rotterdam gets ready for Japanese ships

31st March 2011, Comments 0 comments

The Dutch authorities are making preparations for the arrival of Japanese ships which left port after the nuclear accidents at the Fukushima power plant. The first of these ships are expected in Rotterdam in the second week of April.

In addition to Rotterdam, the ports of Amsterdam, Vlissingen and Eemshaven are also on the alert for contaminated Japanese ships. However, most Japanese goods are shipped to Rotterdam. Port Authority figures show that Japanese goods represent only about one percent of all transhipments there.

A variety of government services are working together on a plan to prevent dock workers being exposed to high levels of radiation. Inspections will include both cargo and containers.

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