Maizuru Port is located almost in the center of the coast of the Sea of Japan, facing Wakasa Gulf north of Kyoto Prefecture. As a good natural port blessed with excellent natural conditions such as tranquility and small tidal range, the port was once used as a naval port and has been used as a commercial port ever since the end of World War II.
In recent years, due to the opening of international routes to/from Korea and China as well as further improvement in land transport including development of the expressway network such as the Maizuru Wakasa Expressway and the Kyoto-Jukan Expressway (entire line scheduled for completion in 2014), convenience of the port has been enhanced. It is now expected to play an important role as a gate facing the Sea of Japan in the Kinki region, opening to Asian countries.
History of Development and Usage
||Himeji lumber yard was completed.
West Industrial Zone and East Industrial Zone of the port were opened.
||The naval district was demobilized and restarted as a commercial port.
As a designated repatriation port, the port received 664,000 returnees till 1958.
||Official opening of the Maizuru Port was designated
||Designated as an gImportant Porth
||No.4 Wharf Pier was completed.
||The regular ferry route between Maizuru and Otaru was opened (No.2 Wharf).
||No.3 Wharf was completed.
||Maejima Wharf District Pier was completed.
Maizuru-Otaru Ferry Terminal was relocated to the Maejima Wharf.
||Construction of Maejima Wharf green space named gMajima Minato Parkh was completed./td>
||Construction of Kita green space was completed.
Maizuru Port FAZ (Foreign Access Zone) was completed.
||Designated as a major comprehensive reverse logistics port (Recycle Port).
||Maizuru International Wharf started its service.
Breakdown items of freight (2009)