Port of Yokohama

Port of Yokohama

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Yokohama Port has ten major piers. Honmoku Pier is the port's core facility with 24 berths including 14 container berths. Osanbashi Pier handles passenger traffic including cruises, and has customs, immigration and quarantine facilities for international travel. Detamachi, the "banana pier," is outfitted for receiving fresh fruits and vegetables. Daikoku Pier, on an artificial island measuring 321 hectares, is equipped with container logistics facilities including seven container berths and houses a million square meters of warehouse space at the Yokohama Port Cargo Center.

At Minami Honmoku [‘South Honmoku’], the newest facility to be developed, there are two 350 meter operational berths with a depth of 16 meters capable of handling larger post Panamax container ships with 6 mega container cranes for 22 lines of containers. Additional berths are under construction for larger ships in dimensions equal to or exceeding the size of a Mærsk E-class container ship. Additional piers handle timber and serve other functions.

15 Oct 2019
Although Typhoon Hagibis was the strongest storm to hit Japan in decades, carriers are reporting only minor disruptions to schedules and minimal damage to port infrastructure.
05 Jun 2017
The new scheme is part of the Japanese government’s efforts to increase the country’s annual exports of agricultural.
31 Mar 2017
Container traffic at the port of Kobe was the highest since 1995, when a devastating earthquake hit the port city.
28 Mar 2017
Ships calling Yokohama can stack various incentive schemes to get discounts of up to 100 percent on port dues.
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.
19 Jul 2016
Container traffic at Japanese ports sank for the first time in six years.
04 Jul 2016
Japan’s implementation of the SOLAS container weight rule appears to have gotten off to a smooth start.
11 Mar 2016
Japan’s government is now making final preparations to acquire a significant equity stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture to help buoy its international competitiveness.
13 Jan 2016
The municipal government of Yokohama in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture has set up a new company to operate the prefecture's ports in Yokohama and Kawasaki in an integrated manner.
07 Jan 2016
Foreign trade-related container throughput at the port of Yokohama fell for the seventh month in a row in October as the government of Japan takes action to shore up the international competitiveness of its key container ports.
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.
30 Nov 2015
The two companies operating the Port of Yokohama and the Port of Kawasaki in Japan may merge by next spring in a bid to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of the key container ports.
Yokohama Bay Bridge
16 Sep 2013
The Port of Yokohama in Japan saw its container trade with foreign countries tumble 6.7 percent in the first half of this year from a year earlier to 1,284,352 20-foot equivalent units, according to preliminary figures released by the Yokohama municipal government.