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Cargo Vessel Facilities


Main Port Area The Main Port Area plays the central role for the Port of Shimonoseki.
In the Main Port Area, which consists of Pier No. 1, Pier No. 2 and Hosoe Wharf, there are customs and other port-related government offices, and Shimonoseki Port International Terminal which provides terminal facilities for international ferry routes such as Kampu Ferry and Sino-Japanese Ferry. This area is also well equipped with such facilities as warehouses authorized by the Food Agency, refrigerator and freezer warehouses which enable the area to respond effectively to highly diversified types of cargo.

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Wharf Name Facility Name Length
(m)
Water Depth
(m)
Mooring Capacity
Dead Weight (t) Number of Vessels
No.1 Wharf
No.1 Wharf
No.1 Wharf
No.1 Wharf
No.8 Berth
No.10 Berth
No.11 Berth
No.12,No.13 Berth
210
296
120
330
-4.5
-13.0
-4.5
-9.0
500
20,000
700
10,000
2
1
2
2
No.2 Wharf
No.2 Wharf
No.15 Berth
No.16,No.17 Berth
150
392
-9.0
-10.0
10,000
15,000
1
2
Hosoe Wharf
Hosoe Wharf
Hosoe Wharf
No.18,No.19 Berth
No.20,No.21 Berth
No.22 Berth
260
370
213
-7.5
-10.0
-5.5
5,000
15,000
2,000
2
2
2

Overview of Main Port Area

No.1 Wharf and No.2 Wharf
A continuous and mechanical grain unloader has been installed in No. 1 Pier and is used for barley and wheat imported by Food Agency arranged vessels. The wharfside depth is 13 metres to allow large vessels to dock. The front of the berths are scheduled to be deepened from 11 metres to 13 metres in the future. At this pier, aluminum and marine products carried by Korean and Chinese transport vessels are also handled.
Å@At No.2 Pier, mainly marine products and aluminum are handled. The pier also has 36,000 ton-class refrigerator and freezer warehouses.


Scene of freight handling
in the Main Port Area (No. 8 Berth)

Loading and Unloading Aluminium
in the Main Port Area (No. 8 Berth)

Hosoe Wharf
This is the leading wharf of the Port of Shimonoseki which Kampu Ferry, Orient Ferry and others make use of. Imported cargo is delivered to the Kanto, Kansai regions and various other parts of Japan by both trucks and JR freight trains. Because domestic transportation is smoothly linked with seven days-a-week customs and animal/plant quarantine service, newly equipped fumigation facilities and six days-a-week food inspection service, faster service than anywhere else to deal with international multimodal transport has been established.
The main items exported here include electrical and other types of machinery, while clothing, vegetables, fruit and food are imported here. The wharf has 7 storage sheds and one private 18,000 ton class refrigerator and freezer warehouse and is utilized as an imported food base.

The Main Port Area Fumigation Shed began its service in March 2001. Its latest equipment can fumigate two chambers simultaneously, making it possible to deliver fresh vegetables to consumers faster and fresher.
Name of Fumigator Floor space
(m2)
Capacity
(m3)
Temperature
(0C)
Facilities Provider Date of Construction Inauguration
Constant-temperature
fumigatory Chamber A
156
800 0 - 20 Shimonoseki City February
2001
March
2001
Constant-temperature
fumigatory Chamber B
78 400


Shimonoseki Port International Terminal
The Shimonoseki Port International Terminal building, which was completed in March 1988, was designed after an image of the ocean and a passenger vessel. This international terminal is the first passenger terminal in Japan for foreign sea routes with CIQ facilities. The first floor of the building is used for a container freight station where containers are loaded and unloaded with freight, and the second floor is used for ticket offices and areas of customs and immigration services. It is a lively place with travelers to and from Korea and China. In 2002 about 170,000 people made use of this terminal.


Scene of freight handling at Kampu Ferry

Scene of freight handling at Sino-Japanese Ferry


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