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Choshu Dejima


 New Port Area The New International Distribution Point, Choshu Dejima
March 2009: Start of partial shared use

Harbor facilities along the Kanmon Straits had reached their limit due to a lack of hinterland, vessel traffic restrictions, and other limitations. To better handle an increase in international container cargo and the increasing size of ships, construction of the offshore artificial island Choshu Dejima is being carried out. The island is a new district that has fewer restrictions compared to being inside the Kanmon Straits, and has strong potential for future development.
Work began in 1995 on Stage 1 of the construction project that has a total area plan of 147 ha. The construction will primarily involve the creation of a transportation/distribution zone that is centered upon a multi-purpose international terminal for handling foreign trade cargo. In 2006 a 12-meter-deep wharf with one berth was completed, together with the land reclamation for hinterland site. Work began in 2007 on a shed and other facilities, and partial shared use began in March 2009.
There are high expectations for the offshore artificial island Choshu Dejima to play a central role as a core international harbor in the Northern Kyushu region and as a base for shuttle routes around East Asia for high-speed roll-on/roll-off vessels and container ships to meet the needs of the times.






Stage 1 Construction
(Transportation/Distribution Zone)

Section
Area (ha)
Site for wharf approx. 21
Site related to harbor approx. 22
Site for transportation functions approx. 9
Green area approx. 10
Total approx. 62
March 2009: Start of partial shared use
(Multi-purpose international terminal)

Section
Area (ha)
Site for wharf approx. 7
Site related to harbor approx. 1
Site for transportation functions approx. 3
Total approx. 11


Summary of Multi-purpose International Terminal Construction
In March 2009, construction of approximately 8 hectares of land on the offshore artificial island Choshu Dejima was completed as a multi-purpose international terminal with a wharf (-12 m) with one 240 m berth (300 m alongside the pier), site for a pier (260 m apron rear), and a harbor-related site.
Here, a gate and shed/CFS, fumigation shed, and reefer facilities were built, along with inspection stations in two locations to facilitate speedy inspections.
To enable fast cargo handling operations, cargo-handling equipment was introduced to take advantage of the features of Shimonoseki Port; and to facilitate efficient work even in the rain, a shed and other extended roofed areas were built.
With Choshu Dejima in operation, it will become possible to shorten times, reduce costs, and secure working space more easily than at the existing Hananocho container terminal, and ensure a better inspection system than the one that has existed to date, thereby improving the appeal of Shimonoseki Port and fulfilling the role of “the gateway to East Asia.”


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Layout of Multi-Purpose International Terminal
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Shimonoseki (new port district) new port pier multi-purpose international terminalShimonoseki (new port district) new port pier multi-purpose international terminal Photo
Yard area :72,000m2(240m×300m)
Storage capacity :500TEU(flat stacking)
Reefer power sources :55outlets

ShedShed Photo
Shed area:approx. 2,200m2
CFS area:
approx. 1,400m2
Fumigation shedFumigation shed Photo
1 building (3 chambers)
Warehouse E:approx. 270m3
Warehouse F:approx. 460m3
Warehouse G:approx. 270m3


Shed/CFS
Area
(m2)
Width
(m)
Depth
(m)
Height
(m)
New port No. 1 Shed approx. 3,600 - - -
Shed approx. 2,200 56 39 8.5
CFS approx. 1,400 42 33 7.6

Berthing facility
Wharf Water depth 12m
Length 240m
(Including mooring parts) 300m
Applicable ships Deadweight tons 30,000DWT
Total length 203m
Draft 11m
Mooring post Angle post 1,000kN
Clearance 33.6m
(Partial) 16.8m
Quantity 8
(Including mooring parts) 12
Fenders Types Solid type
Rubber fender
(V shape)
Specs 1,000H*1,200L
Quantity 14
(Including mooring parts) 18
Water supply for ships 4 locations

Jib crane (Gottwald)
Hoist load Hanging load Max. 51.2 t
Rated capacity
(below spreader)
30.5t
Turning radius
(at rated capacity)
Maximum 30.5m
Minimum 10m
Lifting height Above wharf 36m
Below wharf 12m
Total weight of crane 240t
Electric spreader (6.9 t) for 20–40 ft

Multi-purpose international terminal
Basic layout diagram
Multi-purpose international terminal Basic layout diagram
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