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Japan quake could affect Portland supplies

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High Five
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

While too early to assess, industry experts worry Japan's earthquake could affect the supply of certain foods and autos in the Portland area.

Japan is one of the Northwest's largest trading partners.

"Our main concern, I think is the disruption of food chain supplies," noted Keith Lee, President of Chin's Imports-Exports.

While most of his shipments come out of China, they stop at Japanese ports before heading to Terminal 6 here. Lee worries about a meltdown threat at a Japanese nuclear plant.

"Right now there's a infrastructure disruption, they can't get the cars on to the ships to bring to the Unites States," said Lee.

Read more at KGW.

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