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.
Port of Yokohama
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.
25 Mar 2016
Japan’s government on Friday acquired a majority 50 percent stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki for 500 million yen ($4.4 million), allowing the terminal operator to jack up its capital investment.
11 Mar 2016
Japan’s government is now making final preparations to acquire a significant equity stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture to help buoy its international competitiveness.
13 Jan 2016
The municipal government of Yokohama in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture has set up a new company to operate the prefecture's ports in Yokohama and Kawasaki in an integrated manner.
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.
07 Jan 2016
Foreign trade-related container throughput at the port of Yokohama fell for the seventh month in a row in October as the government of Japan takes action to shore up the international competitiveness of its key container ports.
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.
30 Nov 2015
The two companies operating the Port of Yokohama and the Port of Kawasaki in Japan may merge by next spring in a bid to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of the key container ports.
24 Jul 2015
Container volumes at major Japanese ports fell in March and April, lending credence to forecasts that the rate of growth in the Japanese container trade would slow.