Which are the Shipping Ports in Japan?

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Which are the Shipping Ports in Japan?

Shipping Ports in Japan: There are 1020 ports in Japan. 22 of which are main ports of special purpose, 106 main ports, and 892 local ports. Most frequently port-managing organizations are city municipalities (395 ports) or prefecture administrations (619 ports). So, the development of most significant for economics Japanese ports financed 2/3 by government means. The remaining part-financed by port-managing organizations.

Ministry of land infrastructure and transport in Japan can provide stock capital for the securities. That issued by port-managing organizations if the project that carried into effect is important on the state scale. Port managing organizations prepare port development plans.

However, city municipalities accomplish territorial planning. Port territory utilization, change of purpose, or assimilation of new territories always foreseen in the city’s detailed plan. Port investment projects estimated on the economic aspect, most frequently without financial estimation. The aim is not to gain profit from the port activity but a broader influence on the economy while estimating the relationship between costs and profit. Impressive projects are being put into practice in all visited ports:

Kobe Port:

In Kobe port, the whole activity concentrated on made-up islands, i.e. Port Island (the beginning of formation the year 1965 – the first in Japan) and Rokko Island (1982). The territories between piers situated in the old port on the coast strewed forming new territories that are generally of non-industrial purposes: office buildings, parks, and dwelling houses. The state invests in the main infrastructure, breakwaters, capital dredging, greatest berths the city generally in the formation of territory, berths, covers, cranes that load cargo to the ships.

Osaka Port:

Osaka port develops similarly as in Kobe port (as well as the other major ports – Tokyo, Yokohama): large islands are formed that are used for both port activity and other purposes (entertainments, business and dwelling districts).

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