City of Osaka

Port & Harbor Bureau, City of Osaka


Outline of the Port

Whole view of Port of Osaka
(as of November 2018)
Advantage of the Port of Osaka

Advantage of the Port of Osaka Having a major production and consumer base of 21 million, the Kinki Region centering on the City of Osaka, forms the backbone of the nation's economy. Situated at the heart of the region, the Port of Osaka is linked to various parts of the region through a comprehensive highway and other transport network.

Osaka's Position in the National Economy

Items Osaka City (A) Kinki Region (B) Japan (C) A/C(%) B/C(%)
Population*1 2,724,007 20,598,764 126,493,181 2.15 16.28
(km2) *2
225.21 27,351.24 377,973.89 0.06 7.24
Gross Product
(Hundred million yen)*3
190,760 807,414 5,142,963 3.71 15.70
Companies*4 208,835 974,495 5,926,804 3.52 16.44
(Hundred million yen)*5
36,348 479,385 3,051,400 1.19 15.71
Foreign Trade
Hundred million yen*6
Export 36,742 166,092 782,865 4.69 21.22
Import 47,553 146,597 753,792 6.31 19.45

*1 Estimated population as of Aug 1,2018; the national population was estimated as of March 1, 2017.
*2 Nationwide area survey by prefecture and municipality 2017 (As of October 1)
*3 FY2014’s GDP, Annual Report on Prefectural Accounts, and Annual Report on Municipal Account The figures are nominal.
*4 Economic Census 2014
*5 Census of Manufacturers 2014 (business establishments with four or more employees)
*6 Trades Statistics of Japan for 2017 (The figures for Osaka City show the amount of trade handled at Osaka Port.)

A Brief Outline of the Port

Known in ancient times as "Suminoenotsu," "Naniwatsu," the Port of Osaka served as an embarkation point for ships travelling to and from the Korean Peninsula and China. Since its opening to foreign trade in 1868, Osaka based industry and trade began to thrive and the number of vessels utilizing the Port of Osaka increased dramatically thanks to the construction of a new port. The Port of Osaka, as one of the nation’s leading ports, entered an age of prosperity, becoming one of Asia’s major trade ports. The port continues to prosper as a thriving international trading port through its commitment to overhauling facilities, utilizing state-of-the-art technology and providing improved port services. Handling around 80 million tons of cargo annually and linked to about 600 ports in approximately 140 countries and regions, the port is supporting economic activities and everyday lives of 21 million people in Kinki region.

Volume of Cargo Handled in 2017

Foreign Trade Domestic Trade Total
(including 31,107,514tons of
container cargo)
(including 32,418,776tons of
ferry cargo)
Reclaimed Land Area
(as at October 2017, including reclamation planned and also in progress)

Maishima Yumeshima Sakishima
(Nanko District)
New Island District
220 hectares 391 hectares 1,045 hectares 204 hectares

Port District / Harbor Limits (as of October 2017)

Port District Harbor Limits
1,979.1 hectares 4,684 hectares