SILKRAILS.WORDPRESS.com (GCTL8.com – FocusAsia Media Ltd)
TOKYO, Oct 19 (FAM) – Containerized exports from Asia to Europe increased 5.3% from a year earlier to 1,431,976 TEUs in August, achieving a year-on-year improvement for the sixth straight month, according to a report released by the Japan Maritime Center (JMC).
In the eight months from January, a total of 10,756,513 TEUs were moved outbound from Asia to Europe, which also hiked 5.3%. From Europe, meanwhile, 635,379 TEUs were imported in the month in question, which went up 4% and registered a year-on-year expansion for two back-to-back months. In the first eight months, 5,209,238 TEUs were carried inbound, up 6.7%. New records were set in both directions both in August and in the January-August term.