Osaka Port, located close to the major metropolitan area, is one of the Specially Designated Major Ports and plays a significant role as a Designated Super-hub Port, gHanshin Port,h directly connecting itself with other major parts of the region by expressway and arterial highway network.
While Sakishima Area has developed as a center for container commodity flows, Yumeshima district started to operate a container terminal, to cope with the increase in freight transport and in ship size, and three berths are presently operating in unity since October, 2009.
A vacant lot after the relocation of the container terminal from Sakishima District to Yumesaki District is now used as a ferry terminal, due to its convenient location connected to land transportation facilities.
History of Development and Usage
||Osaka Port was opened.
||Designated as a Specially Designated Major Port.
||Nanko Ferry Terminal 1 started operation.
||North American Pacific Route was opened.
Operations of a passenger terminal of Osaka Nanko Ferry Wharf started.
||gNew Tramh Nanko Port Town Train Line began operations.
||Osaka International Ferry Terminal was constructed.
Shanghai-Osaka Ferry service started.
||The first foreign passenger vessel "Konstantin Chernenko" entered the Tempozan Wharf.
||Hanshin Expressway Osaka Port Route was fully opened.
||Tempozan Harbor Village was opened.
||Operations of Nanko C-7, Osaka Port Container Wharf #8 and Hokko Shiratsu Wharf partly started.
||Operations of Nanko Wharf C-9 started.
||Hanshin Expressway gOsaka Bay Routeh was fully opened.
Nanko Air Cargo Terminal was opened.
||Operations of Osaka Port International Ferry Terminal began.
||Sakishima Tunnel was opened.
||Operations of Yumeshima Wharf C-10 began.
Operations of Container Wharf #11 started.
||Designated a Super-hub Port as Hanshin Port (Kobe and Osaka Ports).
||Osaka Port was designated as a Specially Designated Major Port.
||Ports in Osaka Bay started to function as a single entity (gHanshin Porth).
||Yumeshima Tunnel was opened.
Operations of high-standard container terminal in Yumeshima started.
||Hanshin Port (Kobe and Osaka Ports) was selected as a Strategic Port for International Container Ships.
Breakdown items of freight (2009)