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Hanshin Port Ferry Terminals: Kobe

The ferry services at the Port of Kobe area cover 6 domestic ports to Shikoku island, Kyushu island, and Amami/Okinawa islands on almost daily and fixed time basis. The services can meet the customers’ various transportation mode to solve the recent social problems such as shortage of truck drivers.

Outline of users

As of Jan, 2019

Berth No. Rokko Island Rokko Island New Port
RF-1 RF-2 RF-3 Rokko Passenger Terminal Kobe Sannomiya Ferry Terminal Kobe Port Terminal
Shipping companies Ferry Sunflower Limited Hankyu Ferry Co., Ltd. Shikoku Kaihatsu Co., Ltd. A” Line Ferry Co., Ltd. Jambo Ferry Co., Ltd. Miyazaki Car Ferry Co., Ltd. Japan China International Ferry Co., Ltd.
Route Oita Shin-Moji Niihama Naze, Kametoku,
Wadomari, Yoron, Naha
Takamatsu, Sakate(Shodoshima) Miyazaki Shanghai
Service 1 / day 1 / day 1 / day※1 3 / 2 week 4 / day 1 / day 1 / 2 week※2
Truck 147 277 160 Approx. 100 Approx. 60 185 250TEU
Car 75 188 Approx. 70 Approx. 80 85
Passenger 716 663 218 240 475 690 345
Sailing distance 412km 454km 220km 1,303km 119km 495km
Notes Public
  • ※1 No service from Kobe on Sundays, Mondays, National holidays and the following days of National holidays.
    No service from Niihama on Saturdays, Sundays, National holidays and the previous days of National holidays.
  • ※2 Calling Kobe and Osaka every other week in turn.

Hanshin Port Ferry Terminals: Osaka

In 2017, the ferry boats that called Osaka carried more than 1.02million passengers and 587 thousand cars, particularly the number of visitors from Asian nations such as Korea and China is increasing. With the growing interest toward green transport, ferry cargo covers some 60% of the total domestic cargo at Port of Osaka.

Outline of users

As of Feb, 2021

Berth No. Osaka Nanko Ferry Terminal Osaka Nanko Cosmo Ferry Terminal
(Sunflower Terminal(Osaka))
F-1 F-2 F-3 F-4 F-5 F-6 R-3,4,5
Shipping companies Meimon
Taiyo Ferry
Shikoku Kaihatsu Ferry
Co., Ltd.
Taiyo Ferry
Ferry Sunflower Limited
Route Shin-Moji Toyo Shin-Moji Shibushi Beppu
Service 1 / daily 1 / daily 1 / daily 1 / daily 1 / daily
Truck* 146
(based on 12m in Length)
(based on 8m in Length)
(based on 8m in Length)
(based on 13m in Length)
(based on 8.5m in Length)
Car* 105 45 100 134 100
Passenger* 713 519 877 709 710
Sailing distance 458km 240km 458km 583km 418km
  • Number will vary with the ship to commission.