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Port of Nagoya sees a slight drop in container sector

Containerised shipments at the Port of Nagoya, Japan, fell in 2019 as a result of the decline in the automotive, garments and footwear industries.

According to the port exports fell 3.2% to 24.04 million tonnes, caused by declines in auto parts and components and other commodities; while imports shrank 2.6% to 24.05 million tonnes owing to falls in garments, personal belongings and footwear among other products. Exports and imports totalled 48.08 million tonnes, down 2.9% compared to 2018.

In total the port handled 194.44 million tonnes of freight in 2019, representing a 1.1% decrease from the previous year, according to preliminary port statistics unveiled by the Nagoya Port Authority (NPA).

Oceangoing containers totalled 2.65 million TEU, down 1.9%, while domestic containers totaled 200,000TEU, up 10.6%. The combined total was 2.84 million TEU, down 1.1% from the previous year.

International freight, exports declined 1.6% to 52.85 million tonnes resulting from decreases in auto parts and components, industrial machinery and others. Meanwhile, imports fell 3.2% to 73.53 million tonnes due to contractions in LNG, iron ore and others. The total of exports and imports amounted to 126.38 million tonnes, down 2.5%.

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