Port of Osaka, Japan 大阪港
SOURCE: |UPDATED: 2019-10-18Visit Statistics:

(Last updated: 2020-2-14)

Signing date: 2019.10.18, the 52nd sister port

Website: https://www.city.osaka.lg.jp/contents/wdu020/port/




The Port of Osaka enjoys a profound history in maritime commerce which can date back to the mid-6th century. Since its opening to foreign trade in 1868, the port has continued to prosper and become one of the major trade ports in Japan.  

Well connected to about 600 ports in approximately 140 countries and regions, the port provides strong support for the country’s economic activities with a consumer base of 21 million in the Kinki region. It handles around 80 million tons of cargo annually, 55% of which is from China.  

By the end of August 2019, the port had served 228 routes to/from China each month, with growing freight volumes from Shanghai and Guangzhou. 

The Ports of Osaka and Kobe, as parts of the Hanshin Port, were selected as Strategic International Container Ports by the national government in August, 2010. 

The Hanshin region, of which Osaka city is a part, is one of the most industrialized areas in Japan and its economic importance is second only to the Tokyo-Yokohama region. A complex of heavy industries such as steel making, oil refining, chemical processing and ship building were already developed at the port. 

The city Osaka in western Japan is famous for its food and sake, which attracts a large number of tourists all year round. The port serves as the main gateway to well-known historical cities, Kyoto and Nara, with an extensive water network.

Cruise ships dock at the Tempozan Passenger Terminal which boasts a vibrant waterfront with a number of recreational facilities and is close to attractions like the Osaka Aquarium, the Tempozan Marketplace and the Ferris Wheel.  

The port also operates domestic and international ferries and is extending its logistics services to facilitate the export of agricultural and fishery products.

Editor: Pauline Tai