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54 Nagoya Throughput: 2,112,738teu


(-25%)


Along with other Japanese ports, Nagoya saw throughput fall in 2009 – forcing it down 13 places in the Top 100 league table. The hardest hit terminal was NCB Container Terminal, which saw throughput fall 39% to 301,297teu. The only terminal to see growth was Tobishima Pier South Side, which had an 8% increase to 320,741teu. The port has implemented urgent measures to


stem the declines, including expanding the exemption of port dues for container vessels over 40,000GT in order to keep container trunk trade lanes, strengthening domestic port sales to secure cargo traffic and setting up an Exclusive Consulting Office for port users. The measures will be in effect until March 201l. The port, which has a relatively even balance between


import and export cargoes, is also making infrastructure investments. Tobishima Pier South Side has added a deep water container berth, while Nabeta Pier has a third container berth. The channels are being expanded and dredged. The port also plans to improve its logistics functions.


Despite the slump, Nagoya has seen some new business


with the introduction of services from Centrans International Marine Shipping in April last year, and Yanghai Shipping Co and MCC Transport Singapore in the Q1 2010. The port, which is directly linked with an arterial


road network, received 4,216 container vessel calls in 2009.


55 Osaka Throughput: 2,099,887teu


(-6.4%)


Japan’s fifth largest container port saw a smaller decline than its neighbouring ports, but still handled 143,475teu fewer boxes than the previous year and dropped two places in the Top 100 rankings. A spokesman for Osaka, which sees itself as Japan’s gateway, attributed the fall to the “influence of the worldwide finance depression that rose in America”. The new Yumeshima Container Terminal (C10-12)


opened in October 2009 and will see two new STS gantry cranes and two yard cranes installed this year. Construction work on the Yumesaki Tunnel, which


upgrades the routes to the terminal, was also completed in 2009. Osaka, whose import volumes make up 47% of its total


throughput, wants to become an international transhipment hub, although it sees only 53,520teu of transit traffic. The government has launched a scheme to regain Japanese direct cargo currently transhipped at other north east Asian ports such as Busan.


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