At ShipMyCar we have been shocked by the recent disaster in Japan, it is hard to imagine how it would feel to have a natural disaster of such scale here in the UK and how people would deal with it. It becomes more real when you see images of the aftermath from the earthquake and tsunami which you can relate to from your day-to-day work and when we saw these images from the areas we deal with such as the Hitachi car port it really hits home as to the level of destruction the Japanese people are facing.
Below are some images of cars, planes and ships that have been thrown around like toys:
Container ship following tsunami
Needless to say all car shipments to/from Japan are on hold, even the major manufacturers have either stopped production or slowed right down. It is too early to say at the moment whether the events will affect car production in the USA. All of this is insignificant of course in relation to the loss and ruin of human life.
Our thoughts go out to anybody affected by the events in Japan and we urge people visiting our site to donate to Doctors Without Borders (MSF) here