Japan’s six major trade ports (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Yokohama, Nagoya, Osaka and Kobe) handled a total of 1,101,870 TEUs of foreign-trade containers in September, which hiked 3.6% from a year earlier and marked a year-on-year increase for the fifth consecutive month. The total throughput was made of up 540,450 TEUs of exports, up 4.7%, and 561,420 TEUs of imports, up 2.5%.

Container throughput was favorable at Tokyo, Nagoya, Yokohama, Osaka and Kobe. Tokyo was responsible for 349,594 TEUs, up 1%; Nagoya, 199,047 TEUs, up 7.6%; Yokohama, 198,559 TEUs, up 4.9%; Osaka, 173,951 TEUs, up 2.7%; and Kobe, 171,340 TEUs, up 6.2%. In contrast, containers to and from Kawasaki plunged 27.6% to 9,379 TEUs, remaining on a notable downward trend.
Cargo Traffic in Rhine River Ports of Switzerland Surges 16.7% (21-11-29)
In the third quarter of this year, the growth of freight traffic in the Swiss Rhine river ports, which are a primary gateway for Switzerland's foreign trade, was further strengthened. In the period, traffic was 1.47 million tons, with an increase of 16.7% on the third quarter of 2020.

In the first nine months of 2021 the river ports have moved 4.28 million tons of goods globally, with an increase of 7.5% on the same period last year.




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