Japan

Japan

22 Apr 2015
Japan posted a monthly trade surplus for the first time in nearly three years in March, as exports grew on the back of a weaker yen, led by robust U.S.-bound shipments, while imports tumbled due largely to lower oil prices.
16 Apr 2015
In the first two months of 2015, Chinese exports by value to Hong Kong, its second-largest trading partner, fell 6.5 percent year-over-year, while outbound shipments to Japan, China’s third-biggest receive of its exports, slipped 0.4 percent in the same period, according to statistics from Global Trade Information Systems, a sister company of JOC.com within IHS Maritime & Trade.
14 Apr 2015
A U.S. dollar in hyperdrive is helping exporters in some trading nations and setting the stage for a surge of U.S. imports.
14 Apr 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has slightly upgraded its outlook for Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing faster growth in exports than previously thought amid a moderate recovery in the global economy.
08 Apr 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports posted mixed international container traffic results in 2014 amid turbulent economic conditions at home and in some of the nation’s main export markets, with four ports weathering the storm, while one failed to do so.
27 Mar 2015
The Port of Tokyo will become Japan’s first and Northeast Asia’s second port to join the international Environmental Ship Index program and reward environment-friendly container ships.
18 Mar 2015
Japan’s exports to the U.S. rose for the sixth consecutive month in February, surging 14.3 percent to 1.215 trillion yen ($10.0 billion) on the back of brisk auto shipments, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Japanese Finance Ministry this week.
06 Mar 2015
A final Japanese government report on the 2013 break-up and sinking of the MOL Comfort has called for amended ship design requirements to better ensure the safety of large container ships.
19 Feb 2015
In an encouraging sign for the still-struggling Japanese economy, the nation’s exports got off to a powerful start this year, with shipments to the U.S. and some other major trading partners in January rising at a double-digit pace compared to the prior year.
Japan Post
17 Feb 2015
The decision by Japan state postal service to takeover regional logistics operator Toll Holdings for $5.07 billion is the second mega-logistics acquisition involving Japanese companies in as many days, and another exceptional price.
Port of Nagoya
17 Feb 2015
Driven by firm auto shipments, the Port of Nagoya easily retained its status as the biggest export hub among Japan's airports and seaports in 2014 in terms of value, according to figures from customs authorities.