The cargo traffic at Japan’s port of Yokohama remained flat year on year (y/y) in February at 9.53 million tonnes, according to figures released by the Yokohama municipal government on 7 May.
Of the 9.53 million tonnes, 5.86 million tonnes came from foreign trade, up 2.3% y/y, and the remaining 3.67 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 3.4% y/y.
In February foreign trade, Yokohama exported 2.57 million tonnes of cargo, down 3.9% y/y, and imported 3.29 million tonnes of cargo, up 7.8% y/y.
Yokohama, located in Kanagawa Prefecture adjacent to Tokyo, is Japan’s second-largest container port after Tokyo.
In February, Yokohama handled 199,648 teu of containers in foreign trade, down 3.4% y/y, and 20,972 teu of containers in domestic trade, down 7.6% y/y.
Of the 199,648 teu handled in foreign trade, 104,763 teu were exported, down a whopping 14.6% y/y, and the remaining 94,885 teu were imported, up a robust 12.6% y/y.