Container exports from Japan to the U.S. amounted to 52,259 TEUs in August (based on volumes at ports of origin), according to Descartes Datanyme. From a month earlier, they shrank 4.9%, but from a year earlier, they improved 0.2%.

Direct shipments from Japan to the U.S. accounted for 28,839 TEUs, down 20.3%. The remaining 23,420 TEUs were transshipped in third countries/regions, up 46.7%. They have exceeded the 20,000-TEU line for six months in a row and accounted for 44.8% of the total.

South Korea was responsible for 15,371 TEUs of the transshipment (T/S) containers, up 32.5%; China, 3,453 TEUs, up 50.9%; Taiwan, 2,214 TEUs, up 133.8%; and Singapore, 1,276 TEUs, up 57.7%.




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