The Port of Tokyo saw its cargo traffic fall 6.7% in May from a year earlier to 6.797 million tonnes, as foreign trade tumbled at a double-digit rate while domestic trade also declined slightly, according to preliminary figures released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
Of the 6.797 million tonnes, 3.745 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 10.3% from a year earlier, and the remaining 3.051 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 1.8% year-on-year.
In May foreign trade, the Port of Tokyo exported 1.089 million tonnes of cargo, down 4.7%, and imported 2.656 million tonnes of cargo, down a huge 12.5%.
In May, the Port of Tokyo, Japan’s largest container port, handled 333,793 TEUs of containers in foreign trade, down 10.9% from a year earlier, and 35,741 TEUs of containers in domestic trade, down 6.7% year-on-year.
In May, 450 ocean-going ships, including 411 container ships, entered the Port of Tokyo, down 4.9% from a year earlier, while 1,611 domestic vessels entered the port, down 3.5% year-on-year.