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Port of Kobe
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04 Dec 2017
13 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has again revised upward its outlook for Japan’s container trade in fiscal year 2017.
06 Oct 2017
03 Jul 2017
The 2016 container traffic results show that Japan’s “strategic international container ports” policy is paying off, the transport ministry said.
23 Jun 2017
The two “high-standard” gantry cranes will be at the RC6 and RC7 berths on Rokko Island.
19 May 2017
The plan was announced during an official ceremony held on Friday to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the port’s opening.
26 Apr 2017
Japan’s container trade is estimated to have risen 1.9 percent year-over-year to 11.9 million TEU in fiscal 2016.
18 Apr 2017
The largest cranes at the ports of Kobe and Osaka can now serve ships with 22 rows and 18 rows of containers, respectively.
31 Mar 2017
Container traffic at the port of Kobe was the highest since 1995, when a devastating earthquake hit the port city.
06 Feb 2017
The forecast of container trade growth in Japan looks at the eight ports that together handle 90 percent of Japan’s containerized trade.
04 Oct 2016
A research outfit affiliated with Japan’s largest freight forwarder has laid out its expectations for the country's container trade.
19 Jul 2016
Container traffic at Japanese ports sank for the first time in six years.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
04 Jul 2016
Japan’s implementation of the SOLAS container weight rule appears to have gotten off to a smooth start.
22 Apr 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. expects Japan’s container trade to remain almost flat in fiscal 2016, edging up only 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 11.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units because of economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
01 Apr 2016
All but one of Japan’s five biggest ports posted negative traffic results in 2015 amid growing economic uncertainty both at home and abroad, with only the Port of Kobe weathering the storm well enough to eke out growth.
22 Mar 2016
The Port of Kobe saw its container traffic rise 3.4 percent year-over-year to 2.7 million 20-foot equivalent units in 2015, the second highest on record and the highest since 1995, when the western Japanese port city was devastated by a powerful earthquake.
11 Jan 2016
A Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. report predicts that Japan’s container throughput will contract 3.4 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2015 and grow just 1.3 percent in fiscal 2016, which begins April 1, due to weakness in China's economy.
29 Dec 2015
Japan’s transport ministry has unveiled plans to ramp up its spending on measures to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of key domestic container ports as part of broader efforts to revitalize the economy.
14 Apr 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has slightly upgraded its outlook for Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing faster growth in exports than previously thought amid a moderate recovery in the global economy.
08 Apr 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports posted mixed international container traffic results in 2014 amid turbulent economic conditions at home and in some of the nation’s main export markets, with four ports weathering the storm, while one failed to do so.
23 Jan 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014
29 Dec 2014
In a significant policy shift, the Japanese government has become the top shareholder of a company operating the Port of Kobe and the Port of Osaka, collectively called the Ports of Hanshin, to help shore up its sagging international competitiveness.
03 Nov 2014
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their global container traffic rise in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013.
11 Aug 2014
Tokyo, the largest Japanese container port, is gaining market share at the expense of smaller Japanese ports, according to an analysis of port data from the consulting firm SeaIntel.
24 Apr 2014
Japan has enacted a bill to allow the government to acquire equity stakes in the operators of key domestic container ports to help shore up their international competitiveness.
15 Apr 2014
The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Kobe in western Japan fell for the second year in a row in 2013, according to figures released by the Kobe municipal government.
18 Oct 2013
The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Kobe in western Japan fell 1.1 percent in the first half of 2013 from a year earlier to about 1.019 million 20-foot-foot equivalent units, according to preliminary figures released by the Kobe municipal government.
04 Jul 2013
Japanese containerized cargo trade will rise 2.9 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 12.723 million 20-foot equivalent units, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report.
07 May 2013
The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Kobe in western Japan fell 1.3 percent in 2012 from a year earlier to about 2.071 million 20-foot equivalent unit, according to preliminary figures released by the Kobe municipal government.