Port of Yokohama saw its annual container volume to increase by 3.7% from the previous year. The major Japanese port exceeded the 3-million-TEU line for the first time after six years, reaching 3.036 million TEUS. This is the second consecutive year on year increase of the port. International shipment picked up 3.9% to 2.72 million TEUs, enjoying a year-on-year expansion for three years running, of which outbound containers accounted for 1.45 million TEUs, up 3.7%, and inbound containers, 1.27 million TEUs, up 4.1%. Those transshipped at Yokohama surged 14.8% to 130,000 TEUs, growing year on year for three straight years.
The total volume of containerized shipments handed at the Port of Yokohama in 2018 grew 0.2% from a year earlier to 113.76 million tons. Oceangoing cargo accounted for 78.282 million tons, up 5.6%, registering a year-on-year improvement for two consecutive years.