Cargo traffic at Japan’s largest container port Tokyo plunged 7.3% year on year (y/y) in January to 6.579 million tonnes, according to preliminary figures released by the Tokyo metropolitan government.
Of the 6.579 million tonnes, 3.574 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 10.1% y/y, and the remaining 3.005 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down 3.7% y/y.
In foreign trade, Tokyo exported 978,336 tonnes of cargo in January, up a whopping 13.2% y/y, and imported 2.595 million tonnes of cargo, down a staggering 16.6% y/y.
Also in January, Tokyo handled 323,729 teu of containers in foreign trade, down 11.0% y/y, and 36,514 teu of containers in domestic trade, up 4.8% y/y.
A total of 406 ocean-going ships, including 375 container ships, entered Tokyo in January, down 10.6% y/y, while 1,557 domestic vessels entered the port, down 3.5% y/y.