Container Terminals & Harbor Facilities

HIBIKI Container Terminal
“HIBIKI” -Advanced new container terminal of the Port of Kitakyushu

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  • Advantageous location on the Japan Sea connects major ports in Asia and North America
  • Cutting-edge terminal design flexibly meets container and multi-purpose logistics needs
  • International logistics hub connecting the Hibikinada area with active investments to and from major ports worldwide

Outline of facilities

Item Description
Location Wakamatsu-ku, Kitakyushu City
Berth Water depth Water depth : 15m Water depth : 10m
No. of berths 2 berths 2 berths
Overall length 700 m
[350 m x 2 berths]
340 m
[170 m x 2 berths]
Structural form Hybrid caisson, RC caisson RC caisson
Total terminal area Approx. 39 ha
Cargo handling system Transfer crane system
Gantry crane Post-Panamax : 3 units
(each can handle up to 18 rows of containers.)
Container yard cargo handling machinery Transfer crane : 7 units
Tractor head : 7 units
Container chassis : 11 units, and other machinery
Other facilities Administration building : 1
Maintenance shop : 1
Marine house : 1
Gate :10 lanes (In: 6 lanes; Out: 4 lanes), and other facilities
Operation system Computer system : 1 unit
Communication system : 11 unit
Gate system : 1 unit, and other operation systems
Container storage capacity Dry cargo container : 22,464 TEUs in 4 vertical stacks
Reefer container : 324 units in 3 vertical stacks
HIBIKI Container Terminal
Gantry cranes

Gantry cranes

Transfer cranes

Transfer cranes

Strategic Location

Hibiki CT is an international logistics hub strategically located at the gateway of western Japan's container market. Focusing on the Kitakyushu hinterlands, the CT is centrally positioned to serve a variety of major industries, led by steel, automobiles, chemicals, and electronics.

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Accesses to and from Excellent Logistics Infrastructure

For more enhanced access -Wakato Tunnel (Undersea Highway)- The Wakato Tunnel (Undersea Highway), designed as a submarine tunnel across Dokai Bay for easier access between the Hibikinada and Tobata-Kokura areas, has been opened in 2013. The highway's opening has made access to and from Hibiki CT much faster, safer and more reliable.

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