Japan exported 54,744 TEUs of containers to the U.S. in June (based on volumes at ports of receipt), which grew 18.4% from the same month of 2021 and accomplished a year-on-year improvement for two months in a row, according to Descartes Datamyne. From the previous months, in contrast, there was a decrease of 11.1%.

Direct shipments from Japan to the U.S. accounted for 32,819 TEUs, up 4.3% from a year earlier, while the remaining 21,925 TEUs were transshipped in other countries/regions, up 48.5%. Transshipment (T/S) containers exceeded the 20,000-TEU line for four months running. They held a share of 40.1% of the pie, breaking the 40% mark for three consecutive months.

As for T/S containers, South Korea was responsible for 11,663 TEUs, up 39.2%; China, 2,862 TEUs, down 8.2%; and Taiwan, 2,089 TEUs, up 48.8%. Those transshipped in Singapore almost quadrupled, skyrocketing 292.7% to 3,495 TEUs, indicating that containers moved by European shipping companies by way of the Suez Canal are on the rise.




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