City of Osaka

Port & Harbor Bureau, City of Osaka

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Port entrance dues for consecutive stops at multiple ports in Osaka Bay became reduced.
Entrance dues for an ocean-going container Iiner calling consecutively at two or more ports in Osaka bay, namely the Ports of Osaka, Kobe, Amagasaki-Nishinomiya-Ashiya and Sakai-Senboku, was reduced by half.
Implementation of the Direct on Berth System
Vessels which berth at the port (up to 72 hrs) prior to cargo handling are only required to pay charges from 07:00 a.m. on the day of loading/unloading, provided that no use is made of the cargo wharves. Moreover, vessels which are required to berth at non-central anchorage sites will be exempt from dues upon entry to the Port of Osaka.
Ocean-Going Container Routes
The first calling of a regular ocean-going container route vessel is commemorated by the granting of an exemption from Entrance dues, Wharfage and joint-use Cargo Marshalling Yard Fees.
New Shipping Lines
The first calling of a newly established shipping line is commemorated by the granting of an exemption from Entrance dues, Wharfage and joint-use Cargo Marshalling Yard Fees.
Exemption of port charges to realize goals of the Strategic International Container Port
Ocean-going container vessels exceeding 40,000GT receive preferential treatment on entrance dues. No extra charges are imposed for additional tons over 40,000GT.
Coastal container vessels with 700GT and more are exempted from entrance dues and wharfage when they use foreign trade container berths.
Night Entry/Departure Restrictions
Full container vessels are given 24-hour access to the Port of Osaka and part of the wharf is accessible around-the-clock. All other vessels must enter the port by 21:00 but can depart at any time. (Note: Some berths are not subject to this rule.)