Yokohama port in Japan saw its cargo traffic plunge 9.8% in April from a year earlier to 9.487 million tonnes as both foreign and domestic trade sank, according to preliminary figures released by the Yokohama municipal government.
Of the 9.487 million tonnes, 6.257 million tonnes came from foreign trade, down 3.1% from a year earlier, and the remaining 3.23 million tonnes came from domestic trade, down a whopping 20.3% year-on-year.
In April foreign trade, Yokohama exported 2.732 million tonnes of cargo, up 1.2%, and imported 3.524 million tonnes of cargo, down 6.3%.
Yokohama, located in Kanagawa Prefecture adjacent to Tokyo, is Japan’s second-largest container port after Tokyo.
In April, Yokohama handled 222,223 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containers in foreign trade, down 5.1% from a year earlier, and 24,185 TEUs of containers in domestic trade, down 3% year-on-year.
Of the 222,223 TEUs handled in foreign trade, 119,431 TEUs were exported, down 4.3% from a year earlier, and the remaining 102,793 TEUs were imported, down 6% year-on-year.