Yokohama port sees surge in trade with the region
IN the past five years, trade between the Japanese port of Yokohama and the countries of Southeast Asia has accounted for more than 30 per cent of Yokohama's overseas trade volume.
In 1991, Southeast Asia's share was 39.6 per cent, and in 1992 it was 39.3 per cent. Figures for 1993 are still being compiled.
Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore accounted for most of Yokohama's exports to Asia, while Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand dominated the imports.
Six container services operate on the Yokohama-Taiwan-Singapore route, and six between Yokohama and South Korea. Of Yokohama's trading partners, the US remains at the top, but its share is declining steadily since 1990.