Investment environment in Kitakyushu
Container · Ferry
Extensive Regular International Container Network
Kitakyushu Port is closely tied to predominantly China, South Korea, and Taiwan as well as other Asian ports. In addition to this, with feeder connection networks to other areas, is connected to the whole world.
As of March 1, 2015
|Country Name/Region||No. of Routes||Services/Month|
|South East Asia||9||36|
Tachinoura Container Terminal
The historical and prominent container terminal in Western Japan.
|Section||Tachinoura No. 1 Container Terminal||Tachinoura No. 2 Container Terminal|
|Length of Quay||620m||555m|
|Total Area of Terminal||161,500㎡||161,547㎡|
|Container Depot Capacity||6,424TEU||4,152TEU|
|Reefer Outlets (Volt * numbers)||400Vx95||400Vx96, 200Vx36|
Hibiki Container Terminal
A container terminal with a deep water quay (-15m) suitable for large vessels.
|Section||Hibiki Container Terminal|
|Length of Quay||350m x 2||170m x 2|
|Total Terminal Area||39ha|
|Container storage capacity||22,464 TEUs in 4 vertical stacks|
|Reefer Outlets (Volt * numbers)||400V x 324|
Ferry/RORO shipping network
It is an environmentally friendly transportation network that can use modal shift allowing frequent transportation with large consumption areas such as Tokyo and Kansai areas as well as Nagoya.
The cargo transported by the coastal ferries and RORO vessels account for about half of the total cargo volume of Kitakyushu Ports.
Ferry network with Kanto, Kansai, and others
New Moji Ferry Terminal
There are four daily services to Kansai (Osaka South Port, Izumi-Otsu, and Kobe) and one daily service to Kanto (Tokyo) and Shikoku (Tokushima) from Shinmoji, the largest ferry terminal in western Japan. (Ferries are operated by Hankyu Ferry, Meimon Taiyo Ferry, and Ocean Trans)
Kitakyushu Port is proud of its coastal ferry cargo handling volume which is the second largest in Japan. In addition, during 2015 and 2016, 8 out of their current 12 ferries were replaced with larger vessels, enhancing their carrying capacity.
Currently, the importance of sea transportation is increasing as the issue of truck driver shortage is becoming more serious.
Kokura Region (Asano)
There is a daily service from the Kokura area to Shikoku (Matsuyama). (Operated by Matsuyama/Kokura Ferries)
The RORO network – realizing transportation to the entire nation
Kokura RORO Terminal
There are two weekly services to North Kanto (Hitachi Naka Port) from Kokura RORO Terminal, near the city center. By transferring at Hitachi Naka Port, it is possible to transport from Kitakyushu to Tomakomai in Hokkaido. (Operated by Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha and Mitsubishi Chemical Logistics)
Freight rail transport network
Kitakyushu Freight Terminal Station
Kitakyushu Freight Terminal Station is the freight hub station of Kyushu, the principal point of connection between the Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Kagoshima regions and the Oita and Miyazaki regions.
The 24-hour system of the domestic transport network
The Kitakyushu Freight Terminal, a railway transportation base in Kitakyushu City, is designed to be time-efficient by adopting the Effective and Speedy Container Handling (E&S) method, where loading and unloading take place directly on platforms on main tracks. It is also one of the stations that can cater for long trains of 26 cars, and cargo of 40 ft. containers and up to 35 tons. With extensive services to other cargo stations all over Japan, it has realized a wide cargo distribution network.
Environmentally friendly rail freight transport
At Kitakyushu Freight Terminal Station, which has a dedicated platform for large maritime containers, Sea & Rail transport is taking place which takes advantage of the characteristics of Kitakyushu Port, which is a short distance from Asia by sea. Transportation by rail compared to the truck is said to emit one-sixth of CO2 emissions thus reducing the environmental burden.