Supply chain disruptions

The silver lining: “Alaska is essentially an island” from the point of view of transporting goods, said Port of Alaska External Affairs Director Jim Jager on Thursday, and the state has one major ingress point: the port. At the time of the earthquake, a liner was offloading jet fuel, which could have been disastrous if things went wrong. But nothing did. The liner halted its transfer, stayed an extra day in port while workers checked to make sure there were no leaks in the pipes and lines the fuel flowed through, then went on its way. “We dodged a bullet," he said.

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