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Greetings from the Director of Aomori Port

Welcome to the Aomori Port Office website.
Aomori Port Office is affiliated with the Tohoku Regional Development Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and through the development of social capital which forms the foundation of our livelihoods and industries, the office addresses the management and local development of our national territory.
As part of that infrastructure, our office oversees the development, use, security and management of ports administered by the national government in the Tsugaru and Shimokita regions of Aomori prefecture. Specific details concerning some of the main operations of our office are listed below.

  • To ensure the safe and stable handling of cargo by marine vessels using Aomori Port, and to ensure safe and reliefworry-free embarking and disembarking of passengers and crew of these vessels, we develop measures to calm surface waters as well as provide maintenance and upgrades to piers to lessen damage caused by high tides and large waves.
  • We address issues relating to the maintenance of nationally-administered facilities so that they can function properly and as intended into the future.
  • Port security measures
  • We provide support to local development through development of the port.
  • We study issues related to port functions which are necessary for regional expansion.

Aomori Port has been used as a hub for marine transport since olden times, and has expanded together with the city.
In general, the port as a distribution hub may not present a welcoming face to the general public, but that’s not necessarily the case. Port development means not only the development of infrastructure for industries, but also it is connected to regional development by drawing on such characteristics as the city being close to Aomori Port and making the most of this fact. We invite everyone to please take a walk down to the port and see it in operation and understand how it’s connected to the city. In Aomori Port, you can see how trucks zip on and off the various ferries coming and going, experience the Aoiumi Park, and stand on the deck of the ocean-side promenade and view the downtown of Aomori. New discoveries with respect to the port and the city await.

To achieve safe, stable, user-friendly and popular port development for the future, we must make every effort to listen to the voices of port stakeholders. These range from Aomori prefecture which is the port management body, and governmental organizations such as the city of Aomori which has expanded along with the port, to port users such as industry and other private sector organizations, as well as non-profit organizations involved in regional development.

History

Year Office Aomori Port Fukaura Port Shiriyamisaki Port
1624   opened under the decree of the second feudal lord Tsugaru Nobuhira
1906   Aomori Port designated (opened) as a Limited Trade Port
1907   Aomori Port designated as 2nd class Major Port
1908   Seikan Train Ferry (linking Aomori and Hakodate) was put into service
1915   The Aomori Port !st Stage Construction Works were initiated.(completed in 1924)
1932 Establishment of the Aomori Port Construction Office, under the Ministry of the Interior.
  The Aomori Port 2nd Stage Construction Works were initiated. (completed in 1943)
1951   Aomori Port designated as Major Port under the Port and Harbor Act
  Fukaura Port designated as Port of refuge under the Port and Harbor Act
    Shiriyamisaki Port designated as Port of refuge under the Port and Harbor Act
1952 The Aomori Port Construction Office was placed inder the 2nd District Port Construction Bureau of Ministry of Transport.
1953 Office Office Works were initiated(Fukaura Port,Shiriyazaki Port)
1958   Aomori Port designated as Import Timber Port and Quarantine Port
1963       Works implemented by the National Government were completed.
1965     1st Stage Works implemented by the National Government(East Breakwater)were completed
1972   Aomori Port district included in the regional expansion of Asamushi
1974     2nd Stage Works implemented by the National Government ( West Breakwater) were initiated
  Ferry Pier was put into service in Okidate District
2001 According to a reformation of the national ministries, the Aomori Port Construction Office was placed under the authority of the Tohoku Regional Development Bureau,Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
    2nd Stage Works implemented by the National Government ( West Breakwater) were completed
2003 The name of the office was changed to the Aomori Port Office, Tohoku Regional Development Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport
  A 10m-deep quay, New Central Pier was put into service in the Honko District
2004   North Breakwater was put into service in the Honko District
2005   Works were initiated on Ferry Pier No. 4 Berth for Earthquake-resistance
2006   Aomori Port became ‘Minato Oasis Aomori’
2007   No. 1 North Breakwater Works were initiated in the Aburakawa District.
2008   Works were completed on Ferry Pier No. 4 Berth for Earthquake-resistance
2010   Aomori Port designated as Priority Port for government investment
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