Port of Nagoya is one of the most important industrial and trade centre located at the head of Ise Bay off the Pacific Ocean. Being a deep water seaport dominated by the trade in containerised manufactured products, it has a capacity to handle 218 million tonnes of cargo.
Facilities on highly versatile site include 33.9 thousand vessels and 25.2 thousand coastal vessels. Port of Nagoya with vast harbour installations, warehouses, dry docks, marine and rail repair shops is having links with many across the world, which adds to its economic viability. The port also boasts of its activities of being one of the busiest and largest trading ports in Japan.
The port has been in operation since the 12th century AD when it grew into a city with an economy supported by cotton, lumber and ceramics. From the year of 1930, the port’s importance as a vital location in maritime trade was realised as it industrialised quickly and created transportation link with the rest of Japan. At present, the port having 290 berths offers much better services than ever before.
As the region is more closely connected to the global markets, the port is well known for the imports and exports of various commodities. The port has a sophisticated and efficient infrastructure equipped with approximately five gantry cranes serving over 2 million passengers per year.