Seaport of Kobe

The Port of Kobe, with the code JPKOB, is located in Japan in the Hyogo Prefecture in the Osaka region. The port’s base is housed in the Hanshi Industrial Region, while the port itself is situated at the foot of Mount Rokkō. The city is somewhat limited due to inclines, so in order for the port to be created, a decision was made to make an artificial island. Construction of the Kobe seaport began in 1966 so that it could be adapted to modern requirements. It was finished in 1981. In the 10th century, it was known as Port Hyogono Tsu. Since 1858, the port has been open to the whole world, as a result of singing The Treaty of Amity and Commerce. After World War II, the port was occupied by Alliance forces, namely the American military. They left the city as late as in 1974. In the 1970s, the port was deemed to be the best in the world in terms of container transshipment. In 1995, an earthquake occurred which resulted in the destruction of some of the port facilities. Handling of ships had to be suspended for some time due to technical problems.

Seaport of Kobe

Seaport of Kobe. Source: © autorzy OpenStreetMap. Open Database License.

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Import from Kobe to Gdynia – 42 days.
Export to Kobe from Gdynia – 39 days.

Shipowners supports port Kobe: APL, CMA / CGM, COSCO, Ecu-Line, Evergreen, Hanjin, Hapag Lloyd, Hyundai, K-Line, Lloyd Triestino, MISC, MOL, Norasia, NYK, OOCL, OWL, UASC, Yang Ming.