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Concise but good read showing the top 10 riskiest ports, in money terms. The ranking is based on the estimated loss at any one time following a natural disaster – earthquake, wind and storm surges – plus the size of the cargo facilities and factors such as types of cargo and other hazards. The highest-ranking port is Nagoya, with an estimated marine cargo loss of $2.3bn, followed by Guangzhou at $2bn. Six ports in the top 10 are in the US, led by New Orleans, ($1bn loss) while Bremerhaven and Le Havre also feature. The research was published to coincide with the anniversary of the Tianjin explosions, which caused losses of more than $3bn.


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