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OVERVIEW Overview of Hachinohe Port

Port management body

Aomori Prefecture

Location

Located in the southeastern part of Aomori Prefecture on the northern edge of Honshu Island (latitude: 40° 30' north; longitude: 141° 30' east), Hachinohe Port faces the Pacific Ocean.

Geological conditions

Alluvial formed by the accumulation of sand sediment transported by the Mabechi River and the Niida River. The soil is assumed to be firm since the sediment contains hardly any peat.

Currents

Three currents meet here: the Kuroshio Current (flowing from south to north), the Oyashio Current (flowing south along the Chishima Islands), and the Japan Warm Current (flowing through Tsugaru Strait). Near the coast, the currents generally flow from northeast to southwest at full tide and from southeast to northwest at low tide. The current speed is 0.15 knots or less.

Wind direction and speed

The winds are mostly onshore breezes that blow from the northeast or east during the summer, and offshore breezes that blow from the west-southwest or west during the winter. The annual average wind speed is about 4 m/s.

Port area

The sea surface area surrounded by a 370-m line drawn at an angle of 18° 41' from a point located at a distance of 1,329 m at an angle of 26° from Shimo-Otani Sankakuten (15.51 m) (latitude: 40° 34' 29'' north; longitude 141° 28' 02'' east), a 2,200-m line drawn from the point at an angle of 90°, a 3,960-m line drawn from the point at an angle of 122° 50', a line between the point and Hinode Rock (3.3 m), and a line drawn from the rock at an angle of 180° as well as the surface area of the Niida River downstream of the Minato Bridge and Old Mabechi River downstream of the closing levee of the Mabechi River.

 

STATISTICS Statistics

Annual inbound and outbound marine cargo (2019)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture
Unit: 10,000 tons
Annual inbound and outbound marine cargo (2019)Source:

 

YoY comparison of inbound and outbound marine cargo (2018–2019)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture Unit: 10,000 tons
  Ocean-going vessels Inland vessels Total
Category Export Import Total Outbound Inbound Total
2018459,0537,968,1988,427,25111,379,42110,290,75821,670,17930,097,430
2019499,0907,785,9588,285,04811,282,79310,204,88821,487,68129,772,729
YoY comparison108.7%97.7%98.3%99.2%99.2%99.2%98.9%

 

Main inbound and outbound products (2019)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture Unit: %
Main inbound and outbound products (2019)Source:

Main export and import products (2019)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture Unit: %
Main export and import products (2019)Source:

 

CONTAINER STATUS Status of container handling at Hachinohe Port

Container handling results by route (including empty containers) (2020)

Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
Unit: TEU
Container handling results by route (including empty containers) (2020)Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
  Southeast Asia China China/Korea Korea North America International feeder JR cargo Total YoY comparison
19941,1521,152
19954,6784,678406%
19968,9998,999192%
199712,03963212,671141%
199813,2801,4843744315,181120%
199914,4131,2894,7091,55428422,249147%
200013,8269,7832,06497226,645120%
200114,24711,9671,88065428,748108%
200213,27112,7671,30998228,32999%
200312,74213,4861,20475128,18399%
200412,22515,1581,24673629,365104%
200512,80315,9751,16655330,497104%
200613,05618,3375601,95133,904111%
200711,47219,5956732,61134,351101%
200810,31219,8543095,76636,241106%
200910,12320,21009,82840,161111%
201012,43421,124011,87245,430113%
20117,00414,70809,13430,84668%
20122,37925,350015,13442,863139%
201327,737017,89945,636106%
201427,022021,11448,136105%
201530,7891,509025,76758,065121%
201619,7088,503023,9526,80958,972102%
201716,97612,360027,09356,42996%
201817,03818,465022,96058,463104%
201922,54616,273015,35954,17893%
202019,56819,540013,12452,23296%
*-: Discontinued route
*0: Suspended route
*One container (12 feet) of JR cargo is counted as 0.6 TEU.

 

Container handling results by route (excluding empty containers) (2020)

Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
Unit: TEU
Container handling results by route (excluding empty containers) (2020)Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
  Southeast Asia China China/Korea Korea North America International feeder JR cargo Totals YoY comparison
1994797797
19953,9523,952496%
19966,3026,302159%
19977,9513348,285131%
19988,687686187359,595116%
19999,1986322,61173217313,346139%
20008,7915,3021,00755215,652117%
20019,0786,39389039316,754107%
20029,0767,22363254617,477104%
20038,9707,62864037517,613101%
20049,1278,57278030218,781107%
20059,5049,52089021820,132107%
20069,35610,21853693221,042105%
20078,25710,7776731,33121,038100%
20087,44511,8403093,21222,806108%
20096,84412,79305,33324,970109%
20107,68413,82906,70428,217113%
20114,65010,48103,57018,70166%
20121,81717,60806,25625,681137%
201319,24508,08827,333106%
201418,785010,18828,973106%
201518,1571,026016,07535,258123%
201611,8715,817014,2653,62835,581101%
201711,8428,168015,93935,949101%
201812,39811,728013,19637,322104%
201916,55910,86309,10436,52698%
202012,85312,14607,10332,10288%
*-: Discontinued route
*0: Suspended route
*One container (12 feet) of JR cargo is counted as 0.6 TEU.

 

Container handling at Hachinohe Port by year (excluding empty containers)

Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council Unit: TEU
  Export Import Outbound Inbound Total YoY comparison
1994488309797
19951,6742,2783,952496%
19962,4963,8066,302159%
19973,4374,8488,285131%
19983,9975,5989,595116%
19995,7167,4572814513,346139%
20005,9649,1367048215,652117%
20016,8889,4736033316,754107%
20026,9379,9948146517,477104%
20036,64510,5931536017,613101%
20047,08611,3932727518,781107%
20057,80212,1121120720,132107%
20067,20212,90880412821,042105%
20076,66913,0381,2844721,038100%
20086,35213,2422,53967322,806108%
20099,44010,1972,5682,76524,970109%
201011,5339,9802,8353,86928,217113%
20117,2657,8662,67789318,70166%
20129,40810,0174,4701,78625,681137%
20139,5809,6656,0971,99127,333106%
20147,92210,8637,1113,07728,642105%
20158,39410,7899,8546,22135,258123%
20167,8209,8689,8528,04135,581101%
20179,17710,83311,3574,58235,949101%
201811,11213,0149,1734,02337,322104%
201912,04815,3746,2922,81236,52698%
202010,72214,2774,0343,06932,10288%

Container handling by product (2020)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
Container handling by product (2020)Source:

Container handling by country (2020)

Source: "Hachinohe Port Annual Statistics Report" published by Aomori Prefecture Author: Hachinohe Port Logistics Globalization Promotion Council
Container handling by country (2020)Source:
*Products may be transported to countries of destination and from countries of origin via other ports.
*Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.
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