Port of Tokyo

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Tokyo is one of the largest Japanese seaports.


Port of Tokyo is located in Koto City, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan.

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The Kanto earthquake in 1923 served as a starting point of a full-scale terminal construction project, which was topped out with the opening of the first terminal, Hinode, in 1925. Alongside the completion of another two terminals, Shibaura and Takeshiba, the Port of Tokyo opened for international trade on May 20, 1941.[1]

After World War II the development of the port became a vital task for the reconstruction of the Japanese industry, and construction started on the Toyosu coal terminal, the Harumi terminal and other terminals one after another.[1]

The Bulk Cargo Terminal at the Port of Tokyo's Inner-Central Breakwater Reclamation Area is a public terminal that handles mainly foreign trade vessels carrying coal and non-ferrous metals. Operating since 2000, it has a 240-meter (787.4 feet) long berth with alongside depth of alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet) that can accommodate vessels to 30 thousand DWT. The first terminal in the Inner-Central Breakwater Reclamation Area, the Port of Tokyo's Bulk Cargo Terminal is equipped with unloaders, conveyor belts, and a variety of other cargo-handling machinery.[2]

The port has annual coal capacity of 13 million tons.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Tokyo Metropolitan Government<ref=source2/>
  • Location: Koto City, Ariake, Tokyo, Japan
  • Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum): 13[3]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Source of Coal:

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 "The History of the port of Tokyo," Port of Tokyo, August 13, 2011
  2. "Port of Tokyo," World port source, 2010
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Coal Import Terminal Information, Utilities & Trade Support Banks in Target Countries," Foreign Ports and Capacities, 2009

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