Japan’s six major ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) processed a total of 1,152,077 TEUs of foreign-trade containers in July, which grew 4.2% from the corresponding month of 2020 and accomplishing a year-on-year rise for the third month in a row, according to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT). Freight movement improved in both directions, with exports from Japan going up 3.7% to 566,381 TEUs and imports to Japan, up 4.6% to 585,696 TEUs.

Individually, Tokyo exported and imported 357,782 TEUs in total, up 0.6%; Yokohama, 222,850 TEUs, up 11.5%; Nagoya, 210,308 TEUs, up 13%; and Kobe, 178,618 TEUs, up 4.7%. On the other hand, Osaka reported a decrease of 4.1%, handling 172,064 TEUs, while Kawasaki incurred a double-digit shrinkage, where throughput plunged 27.2% to 10,455 TEUs.




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