Japanese ports processed a total of 23.36 million TEUs of containers in 2019, which decreased a slight 0.6% from the record high registered in 2018, according to preliminary figures recently released by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT).

Oceangoing containers accounted for 18.84 million TEUs, which declined 0.4%. The total consisted of 9.45 million TEUs of exports, which remained unchanged, and 9.4 million TEUs of imports, which fell 0.7%.

Looking at container throughput at major ports, Tokyo was responsible for 5,007,064 TEUs, down 2%, but managed to enjoy the largest share of the pie. At for volumes at other ports, Yokohama handled 2,993,786 TEUs, down 1.9%; Kobe, 2,871,642 TEUs, down 2.5%; Nagoya, 2,844,004 TEUs, down 1.1%; Osaka, 2,456,717 TEUs, up 1.8%; and Hakata, 1,029,549 TEUs, down 0.4%.




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