SEKO Earthquake Service Update

mar. 11 2011

Itasca, IL

The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in recorded history struck Friday off the island nation, collapsing buildings, igniting widespread fires and unleashing 30-foot walls of water.

The 8.9-magnitude quake caused tsunami waves creating warnings to more than 50 countires. Some waves reached six miles (10 kilometers) inland in Miyagi Prefecture on Japan's east coast.

Guido Ghiselli, Managing Director for SEKO Japan released the following message:

"As you have probably seen on your local news, Japan has been hit by a huge earthquake in the north area of the country and a major tsunami has hit the north-east coast, including Tokyo area and surrounding provinces.

Due to the severity of the tremor, we had to evacuate the office and close down the facility, suspending operation for the day.

All the staff have safely exited the building and are now returning home, with some difficulties since all the public transportation have been affected by the earthquake.

Airports and ports in the area have been closed and this will surely affect scheduled deliveries, we are encouraging customers to reach out to your local SEKO station if you think your shipments may be affected by the current situation.

Further updates will follow in due time, thanks for your support and understanding."

SEKO is committed to providing service to the best of our ability in areas that can be safely accessed and where conditions have improved. We will continue to monitor the situation to minimize the impact on service.