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Record High Number of Foreigners Use Port of Hakata

Fukuoka City announced that record highs were set in 2008 for the number of foreigners traveling on ships in and out of the Port of Hakata, as well as the volume of overseas container freight passing through the port. There was a 0.2% increase in the number of overseas ship passengers. The falloff in the number of visitors from South Korea on the Busan route due to the high yen and low won was offset by the increase in port calls by large Chinese cruise ships. Meanwhile, the volume of container freight rose by 1% from the year-before period.

Published: Jan 22, 2009 / Last Updated: Jan 22, 2009

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