Sakai Semboku Port


Sakai Semboku Port is one of the Specially Designated Major Ports, having a large-scale waterfront industrial zone nearby. The port supports various commodity flows such as the import of raw petroleum and LNG, and the shipment of chemicals. Its industrial complex consists of factories for petroleum processing, petroleum chemistry and city gas, and a factory for large-size liquid crystal panels was recently established. In addition, the port not only plays a role as an industrial port but also functions as a disaster-prevention center covering wide areas in case of large scale disasters.

History of Development and Usage

1959 Sakai Port was upgraded to one of the Major Ports.
1965 Routes for big steel and petroleum were established.
1969 Areas of Sakai Port and Semboku Port were integrated to form Sakai-Semboku Port and designated as a Specially Designated Major Port.
1974 Ohama Wharf (-10m and -75m) started to be in use.
1975 Shiomi Quay #3 (-10m) started to be in use.
1976 Izumiotsu Bridge was completed.
1978 Operation of Hankyu Ferry between Izumiotsu and Kokura started.
1979 Shiomi Quay #5 (-12m) and Quay #2 (-10m) started being to be in use.
1989 Shiomi Quay #6(-10m) started to be in use.
1995 Sukematsu Quay A #8(-12m) started to be in use.
1996 Sukematsu Quay B #8 (-12m) started to be in use.
2001 Sukematsu Quay #1(-9m) started to be in use.
2006 Temporary Operations Multi-purpose International Terminal of Sukematsu Quay #9 started.
2007 Ports in Osaka bay started to function as a single entity (gHanshin Porth).
2009 Operations of the port road of Sakai 2nd District started.

Breakdown items of freight (2009)

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