Value of trade passing through the Port
Since Japan has limited resources, our industrial activities and daily life depend on the import of raw materials and export of manufactured products, as well as the import of daily necessities.
The Port of Nagoya is located at the center of the Pacific coast of Japan. It supports manufacturing and people`s lives as the ocean gateway for the Chubu area.
In 2016, the total cargo throughput was 193 million tons, top among all ports in Japan. The trade value was approximately 15 trillion yen and accounted for 11% of Japan's total trade value, which was approximately 136 trillion yen.
Industries in the hinterland
The hinterland of the Port of Nagoya is home to a concentration of world leading manufacturers, including companies in the automobile, machine tool, aerospace, steel and electrical machinery industries. Aichi Prefecture has generated the largest annual product shipment value among all the Prefectures of Japan since 1977.
According to the National Import and Export Container Flow Survey (FY 2013: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism), approximately 97% of the cargo handled at the Port of Nagoya was produced and consumed in the nine prefectures making up the Chubu Region.
These figures clearly illustrate the crucial role of the Port of Nagoya as the gateway to the manufacturing base of the Chubu Region.
No. 1 automobile export port
The hinterland of the Port of Nagoya boasts being home to one of Japan's leading industries, the automobile industry.
Approx. 1.3 million completed automobiles (passenger cars, buses and trucks) are exported from the Port of Nagoya, which makes our port the No.1 automobile exporting port in Japan.
Shimpo Pier is owned by a private company. It has a yard capable of holding 40,000 automobiles, a pre-loading inspection facility, and a test course.