Ube Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Ube Port is in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan on the Seto Inland Sea. It is important in the development of the regional economy as a place to load coal and lime produced from the region and as an industrial port to mainly handle the cement business.


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The Port consists of the Okiyama area, which holds a quay dedicated to Ube Industries, and the Shibanaka area, which has a public quay. The Okiyama area has one of the largest coal storage yards in Japan. Ube Industries has several facilities nearby, including the Ube Cement Factory and the Ube Chemical Factory. In addition to coal, the area imports, limestone, chemical products, and petroleum-related products.[1]

In December 2014 Japanese utility Chugoku Electric Power and cement producer Ube Industries agreed to work together on transporting coal from Australia's NCIG Coal Export Terminal and Indonesia's Samarinda anchorage to Ube Port.[2]

The port also imports coal from the US.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Ube Port Administration Office
  • Location: Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
  • Coal Capacity (Million tonnes per annum):
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Source of Coal: Australia, Indonesia, US

Articles and resources


  1. Ube Port, Wikipedia (Japanese), Accessed December 2021
  2. "Chugoku, Ube co-operate on coal delivery to Japan," argus, 10 Dec 2014
  3. "Japan’s Port Improvement Plans Should Benefit U.S. Bulk Exports," USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, March 19, 2015

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