The Port of Nagoya in central Japan saw its cargo traffic decline in May due to sharp falls in both foreign trade and domestic trade, according to preliminary figures released by the Nagoya Port Authority on 18 August.
Cargo traffic dropped 12.2% in May from a year earlier to 14.599 million tonnes. Of the 14.599 million tonnes, 9.570 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 14.3% from a year earlier, and the remaining 5.028 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 7.8% year on year.
In May the Port of Nagoya exported 3.853 million tonnes of cargo, down 9.9% from a year earlier, and imported 5.716 million tonnes of cargo, down 17.1% year on year.
The port handled 194,459 teu in foreign trade in May, down 8.5% from the same month last year. Exports totalled 101,261 teu, down 7.3%, while imports amounted to 93,197 teu, down 9.7%.
The port handled 14,082 teu of containers in domestic trade in May, up 19.8% from a year earlier.
This post was sourced from IHS Maritime 360: View the original article here.