Nagoya Port Authority is a special local government body that was established on September 8, 1951

Making Steadfast Efforts to be a Vibrant and Well-loved Port

About the Port

Port Profile

Situated at the innermost edge of Ise Bay, which is located at the center of the Japanese Archipelago on the east coast facing the Pacific Ocean, the Port of Nagoya has steadily grown since it opened for international trade on November 10, 1907.

The Port is an integrated international port, handling all types of cargo (general, container, bulk, other). We are the largest port in Japan in terms of total cargo throughput, which reached 193 million tons in 2016.

We are proud that our port tops all others in Japan in terms of trade surplus value, which amounted to 6.3 trillion yen in 2016.

The Port's hinterland is home to Japan's automobile industry. We are the No. 1 automobile exporting port in Japan, shipping approximately 1.4 million completed automobiles annually.

The Port of Nagoya plays a major role as a point of entry to Japan, through its connections with approximately 170 countries around the world.

November 10, 1907
Nagoya Port Authority (Independent local government body)
Cargo Throughput
193 million tons (2016)
Container throughput
2.7 million TEU (2016)
Annual vessel arrivals
32,980 (2016)
Main Trading items

Completed automobiles, automobile parts, industrial machinery
LNG, iron ore, crude oil, coal, wearable items
Main Trading Partners

China, UAE, USA, Oman, Australia
Australia, China, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA
Land area
42.2 million m²
Water area
81.8 million m²

Sister Ports

Los Angeles
Port of Los Angeles
Maryland Port Administration
Fremantle Ports
Port Authority of New South Wales
Antwerp Port Authority

Partnership Ports

Shanghai International Port (Group) Co., Ltd.
Port Authority of Thailand
Port Authority Zeebrugge