Tokyo Container Trade good results for 2011

By Finance

The number of foreign containers managed by the Port of Tokyo increases 8.6% in 2011 from the last year to a record high of about 4.144 million 20-foot equivalent units.
According to a first report by the Tokyo metropolitan government, about 1.913 million TEUs were exported last year, up 10% and about 2.231 million TEUs were imported, up 7%.
Tokyo is Japan’s largest container port, second place by Yokohama, Nagoya, Kobe and Osaka.
In terms of volume, Tokyo handled 44.666 million tons of container cargo in foreign trade in 2011, up 4.3 percent from a year earlier. Container cargo exports equal to 12.475 million tons, 3.5% down, and container cargo imports amounted to 32.191 million tons, 7.7% up.
China and the U.S. are Tokyo’s largest- and second-largest trading partners in terms of container trade volume. The 2 countries are also the biggest and 2nd export markets and import sources for the Japanese port in terms of container trade volume.