African ports back on track after short period of decline in mid-2019
The latest throughput figures in containerized cargo show that the African ports on both, the north and the south, side of the continent show signs of a recovery after experiencing a decline in their numbers of handled TEUs in the beginning of the year 2019.
USA/CHINA TRADE DISPUTE ALSO AFFECTS JAPANESE AND SOUTH KOREAN PORTS
Japan, the third largest economic power in the world, is extremely dependent on its seaborne foreign trade. The development of cargo handling in its ports is therefore a particularly sensitive indicator of the development of the Japanese economy, which shows the effects of the weakening global economy and trade conflicts.