Hidaka port

Outline

Hidaka Port is located at the mouth of the Hidaka River almost in the center of Wakayama Prefecture. For the period from the middle of the Meiji era to the beginning of the Showa era, the port was utilized as an anchorage site on the Kishu Route for Osaka Shosen (O.S.K. Line) and others. The current port facilities are located along the Nishi River, one of the branch rivers of the Hidaka River, and are used mainly for handling timbers that is the indigenous industry of Gobo City and the vicinity.
Shioya District is equipped with a wharf capable to receive 30,000-ton vessels and a multi-purpose international terminal, having been utilized as a product distribution base.

History of Development and Usage

1929 Himeji lumber yard was completed.
West Industrial Zone and East Industrial Zone of the port were opened.
1950 Himeji lumber yard was completed.
West Industrial Zone and East Industrial Zone of the port were opened.
1980 Himeji lumber yard was completed.
West Industrial Zone and East Industrial Zone of the port were opened.
1982 Aboshi Seafront Bridge was opened.
1983 A passenger terminal and Shikamatsu Seafront Park was opened.
1985 Designated a port of importation for designated quarantine items.
1992 Designated an animal quarantine port.
1997 Himeji Minato Dome was opened.
Hirohata District Multi-purpose International Terminal was opened.
1998 The license was acquired for reclaiming the publicly-owned water surface for South Wharf of the Shioya District.
The first-phase plan was launched.
1999 The license was acquired for reclaiming the publicly-owned water surface for Second Gobo Power Plant of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
2004 Hidaka Port Shioya District started its service.
2006 The port plan (minor modification) was finalized at the Local Port Council of Wakayama Prefecture.
Construction of Hidaka Port New-Energy Park was started.
2007 Construction of Hidaka Port New-Energy Park was completed.
2008 Designated as a designated port under the Plant Protection Act.

Breakdown items of freight (2009)

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