TOKYO, Jun 1 (FAM) – The total volume of international multimodal cargo imported to and exported from Japan in the second half of fiscal 2016 (October 2016-March 2017) increased 10.2% year on year to 59.012 million revenue tons (R/T), achieving the first double-digit improvement in two years and reaching an all-time high for the second consecutive term, according to Japan International Freight Forwarders Association Inc. (JIFFA).

JIFFA recently conducted a survey among its member forwarders and received valid responses from 458 members. In fiscal 2016 (April 2016-March 2017), as a consequence, imports to Japan of international multimodal shipments, which do not include those moved among third economies or co-loaded with other carriers, amounted to a record-high 71.78 million R/T, which increased 5.4% from the previous fiscal year.