WHAT IS NIIGATA ?
〜INTRODUCTION OF NIIGATA PORT〜
1The largest container port traffice among the Side Ports
Niigata Port is designated a Major International Port in Japan (Port and Harbor Act, 1950), having container port trafic (TEU) lagest among the Japan-Sea-Adjacent-Ports.
Due to the favorable conditions of shipping routes and access, we are able to provide backup services for container cargo transport at Keihin Port in the event of a disaster or other emergency. We propose the use of Niigata Port in normal times. At the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake, Niigata Port functioned as an alternative port for ports on the Pacific coast of Tohoku.
2Gateway to the East Asia and the World
Niigata Port is the gateway or Hub Port to/from all over the word, having serveral shipping lanes and strong tie-up with Pusan Port in Korea.
Gateway to East Asia, etc.
Niigata Port has the great advantage of being close to Busan, one of the world's top hub ports. The Port of Niigata is also rich in regular shipping routes, making it the gateway to East Asia and other regions.
・Busan Route : 3 times / week
・China - Busan Route : 5 times / week
・China Route : 1 time / week
(As of March 2021)
3Competitive at traffic Access
Niigata is located close to Kanto Area (300 km from/to Tokyo or Yokohama), having highly-developed-Highway-Network.
Quick Customs Clearance
"Quick Gate out from Niigata CY (No waiting)" make quick delivery.
The Subsidy and incentive for importer/exporter is substantial. For Detail, please check the Niigata Government Website : (Link to an extrenal site)
5 Simbol of the Dawn of Modern Age
In 1859, Specific Five (5) Ports including Hakodate, Yokohama, Nagasaki, Kobe and NIIGATA were opened to the world in advanced to the other ports in Japan, thus markets in cities such as Edo and Osaka were opened and started to trade.
Niigata port is the existing historical ports in Japan.
Port of Niigata arrival status and schedule
|Daily Vessel Movement||（88KB）||2022/07/06 update|
|Monthly Vessel Movement||（664KB）||2022/06/24 update|