Port of Yokohama


Port of Yokohama

The nihongo|Port of Yokohama|横浜港|Yokohama-kō is operated by the Port and Harbor Bureau of the City of Yokohama in Japan. It opens onto Tokyo Bay. The port is located at a latitude of 35.19.–29°N and a longitude of 139.37–45°E. To the south lies the Port of Yokosuka; to the north, the ports of Kawasaki and Tokyo.

Facilities

Yokohama Port has ten major piers. Honmoku Pier is the port's core facility with 24 berths. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/overview/honmoku.html] Osanbashi Pier handles passenger traffic including cruises, and has customs, immigration and quarantine facilities for international travel. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/overview/osanbashi.html] . Detamachi, the "banana pier," is outfitted for receiving fresh fruits and vegetables. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/overview/detamachi.html] Daikoku Pier, on an artificial island measuring 321 hectares, houses a million square meters of warehouse space. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/overview/daikoku.html] Seven berths of Mizuho Pier are used by the United States Forces Japan. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/overview/mizuho.html] Additional piers handle timber and serve other functions.

History

The Treaty of Amity and Commerce of 1858 specified Kanagawa as an open port. The Port of Yokohama opened the following year. The port was devastated by the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923.

tatistics

In 2006, the Port of Yokohama served 42,622 ships. It handled 138,220,075 tons of cargo. The total value of the cargo was 11,666,790 million yen. [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/statistics/data/2006/2006annual_pro01_e.pdf]

ee also

*Piers of Yokohama
*Minato Mirai 21

External links

* [http://www.city.yokohama.jp/me/port/en/index.html Port of Yokohama] (in English)


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