This port having 7.3 thousand hectares of land in and 2.8 thousand hectares of water front area eases the functioning of the import-export taking place along the coast. With this, the Port of Yokohama has made its mark in international trade with an overall capacity of 24 heavy duty berths and employing over 3.6 million people.
It may interest you to know that the local logistics zone of the port has the capacity to handle 129.7 million tonnes of cargo per annum. The port also specialises in the handling general and break-bulk cargo with 7.6 million tonnes of miscellaneous industrial products.
The land of the port is situated on Kanagawa which was initially a small fishing community. The development of the port then began in 1853 after the arrival of Commodore Matthew Perry. And slowly by the end of 20th Century, the modern Port of Yokohama was created with the merger of Yokohama and Kanagawa.
The port is well- known for its import and export activities in materials such aschemicals, minerals and cargoes. What’s makes it all the more significant is that the port of Yokohama is frequently the first, or the last, port of call for overseas vessels. A port so strategically planned is bound to drive the regional economy serving as the agent of change.