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Shimizu Port looking to Fuji and connecting to the world 今年で開港120周年!世界につながる清水港

Shimizu Port looking to Fuji and connecting to the world

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Port Of Shimizu designated as one of Japan International Ports, that opened August 4th, 1899, has been in its 120th anniversary in 2019.
The port has been designated as an International cruise hub as well.
In the Age of Civil Wars, or, so-called “Sengoku Era(1467 – 1568)”, Port Of Shimizu played an important role in military strategies as a relay base for mass transport.
In 1899, the port became a treaty port, then foreign trade in Shimizu has begun.

As time flew, the amount of Green Tea exported from the port has exceeded the amount from the Yokohama Port.
Even so, export items from Shimizu have broadened its variety over the course of time to include Citrus fruits, Cans, Motorcycles, and Instruments. In the early Showa Period(1926 – 1989), a large-scale lumberyard was built in the port, and the port became a hub for timber trades as well.

As of now, Port Of Shimizu is the smallest of all the 18 international ports in Japan, however, the amount of trade per area has gone second to first, following the Tokyo Port.
Since Port Of Shimizu is easily accessible, the container handling number in the port has been ranked 9th and amount of trade 10th, by which, the port is supporting the local economy.

Port of Shimizu is a known hub not only for cargo boats but also for luxury liners. It is scheduled that In the 2019 fiscal year, the port welcomes 35 luxury liners’ stops.
More interestingly though, as JAMSTEC’s riser drilling vessel, “CHIKYU” which has the best drilling capability, has been based on the port, Shizuoka-city has grown more and more expectations.
Port Of Shimizu will be connecting to the world for the realization of Shizuoka-city functioning as an international marine cultural city in the near future.

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清水港/Port Of Shimizu





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