The Port of Tokyo: Gateway to the World

Since 1998, the Port of Tokyo has been the international trade port in Japan that has continuously handled the most containers used in foreign trade.

The Port of Tokyo is now one of the world’s major ports and is connected through a network of regular container shipping routes, functioning as the core distribution hub supporting the development of industry and the lives of residents in the metropolitan area.

Providing Quality Container Shipping Route Services

The Port of Tokyo has attracted primary routes connecting Japan to North America and Europe, as well as shipping routes to China, South Korea and the rest of Asia, where there has been remarkable economic growth in recent years. The port provides a diversity of shipping route services in response to users’ needs.

Terminal Operating Routes No. of Service Routes
Oi Container Terminal

North America, Europe, New Zealand, South America, Asia, China

40
Aomi Container Terminal

North America, Europe,  New Zealand,Asia, China, South Korea

36
Shinagawa Container Terminal

Asia, China, South Korea

18

≪Major Routes Used for International Shipping of Containers at Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation Terminals≫

No. of Service Routes (Monthly)

Terminal North America Europe New Zealand South America Asia China South Korea Total
Oi Container Terminal 40 4 2 4 68 24 0 142
Aomi Container Terminal 20 0 2 0 56 64 4 146
Shinagawa Container Terminal 0 0 0 0 8 16 48 72

Characteristics of Major Routes to the Port of Tokyo

At the Port of Tokyo, the characteristics of its routes are that ships visit the port along the primary routes to North America and the China and Asia routes for which there is high demand every day. Port users are provided flexible shipping route services that are highly convenient for them.

≪Tokyo Port Terminal Corporation Operating Routes (by Day of the Week)≫

Route Total No. Visits/Week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
North America 11 14 3 3 2 2 1 1 2
Europe 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
South America 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
New Zealand 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
China 26 29 3 3 5 8 6 3 1
South Korea 12 13 0 4 3 3 0 3 0
S.E. Asia 33 35 3 6 5 6 6 4 5
Total 85 94 10 16 16 19 14 11 8
* Days indicate when ships entered port. (Current as of January 1, 2016.)

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