Containerised exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 37,811 TEUs in July, which plunged 37.2% from a year earlier and 20.3% from a month earlier, according to statistics compiled by Descartes Datamyne. Direct shipments from Japan to the U.S. accounted for 29,797 TEUs, down 33.8%, while the remaining 8,014 TEUs were transshipment (T/S) containers, down 47.3%, which included 6,152 TEUs of those transshipped in South Korea, down 42.3%.

Looking at direct shipments from Japan to the U.S. by port of origin, those from Tokyo numbered 16,350 TEUs, which plummeted 24.8% year on year but managed to enjoy the largest share of the pie, the U.S. research company said, referring to Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and bill-of-lading (B/L) data provided by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Ranked second were exports from Nagoya, which shrank 30.3% to 8,383 TEUs. They were followed by those from Kobe, which fell 12.3% to 6,889 TEUs. Finishing in fourth place, containers from Shimizu waned 39.3% to 569 TEUs. Those from Yokohama decreased a more notable 80.5% to 345 TEUs, coming in fifth. Shipments from Osaka declined severely, too, going down 58.8% to 221 TEUs.




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