Container traffic at Japanese ports sank for the first time in six years.
Port of Kobe
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
04 Jul 2016
Japan’s implementation of the SOLAS container weight rule appears to have gotten off to a smooth start.
22 Apr 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. expects Japan’s container trade to remain almost flat in fiscal 2016, edging up only 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 11.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units because of economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
01 Apr 2016
All but one of Japan’s five biggest ports posted negative traffic results in 2015 amid growing economic uncertainty both at home and abroad, with only the Port of Kobe weathering the storm well enough to eke out growth.
22 Mar 2016
The Port of Kobe saw its container traffic rise 3.4 percent year-over-year to 2.7 million 20-foot equivalent units in 2015, the second highest on record and the highest since 1995, when the western Japanese port city was devastated by a powerful earthquake.
11 Jan 2016
A Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. report predicts that Japan’s container throughput will contract 3.4 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2015 and grow just 1.3 percent in fiscal 2016, which begins April 1, due to weakness in China's economy.
29 Dec 2015
Japan’s transport ministry has unveiled plans to ramp up its spending on measures to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of key domestic container ports as part of broader efforts to revitalize the economy.
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.
23 Jan 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014
29 Dec 2014
In a significant policy shift, the Japanese government has become the top shareholder of a company operating the Port of Kobe and the Port of Osaka, collectively called the Ports of Hanshin, to help shore up its sagging international competitiveness.
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