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Ishikari Bay New Port is steadily improving its facilities as the “Port” supporting Sapporo area and Hokkaido as a whole.

Built with the most up-to-date techniques such as dredged waterways that provide extremely calm conditions(refer to here) and an efficient operating environment provided with the latest equipment, the Ishikari Bay New Port is earning an excellent reputation as an easy-to-use harbor. In addition, the construction of the quay of 14 meters in water depth, which will become the core of the multi-purpose international trade port, is started. The Ishikari Bay New Port, which is steadily improved as the international physical distribution base and the energy base, plays a vital role in supporting Hokkaido’s growth in the 21st century.

【East Whaf】
East Wharf plays a sentral role as a recycling-oriented port and supports the establishment of a recycling-oriented society as a recycling base.

East Wharf is the recycling base located in the central Hokkaido area. It is equipped with one berth with a 10m-deep quay and two berths with 7.5m-deep quays. The large and completely paved open freighting yard is directly connected to the cargo handling area, thereby enhamcing work efficiency. Scrap and sand/gravel for construction aggregates are primarily dealt with at this wharf. Scrap is shipped overseas as recycling material.


【Central Wharf】
Central Wharf is an energy supply base.

Central Wharf is an energy supply base of Hokkaido. LPG and other petroleum products, such as kerosene, light oil and gasoline, are accepted here and supplied to the central Hokkaido area by tank lorries.
Hokkaido's only large scale LNG base that can serve ocean-going vessels also opened in 2012, from where LNG is shipped to all parts of Hokkaido by pipelines, domestic vessels and tank lorries. The wharf plays a significant role in the stable energy supply of Hokkaido.



【Bannaguro Wharf】
Bannaguro Wharf features container transportation and also handles cement transportion.

Bannaguro Wharf is an international container transportation base which is equipped with a 3-berth 10 m-deep quay and a 1-berth 7.5 m-deep quay, and there are three public sheds, including one equipped with four fumigation warehouses, in the cargo handling area. At the wharf, which is also equipped with a container yard over 5 ha in area and a gantry crane, containers and cement are mainly handled. In addition, the wharf is equipped with one of the largest portside cement silos in Hokkaido for shipping to the Sapporo area.Providing for large-scale earthquakes and other disasters, a 10-meter-deep/1-berth quay has been constructed as an earthquake resistant quay.



【Tarukawa Wharf】

Tarukawa Wharf handles a variety of commodities, including refrigerating & cold storage cargoes and sheet steel.

Tarukawa Wharf is a physical distribution base supplying the Sapporo area with industrial materials and everyday commodities. The wharf is equipped with a 2-berth 10 m-deep quay and a 3-berth 7.5 m-deep quay. There are also two public sheds and truck scales in the cargo handling area. A wide variety of cargo, including marine products, rice, steel, mineral products are handled at this wharf.
The area in its hinterland plays the role of a food supply base for the Sapporo area, with a numer of large cold storage/refrigerated warehouses and food manufactures in operation.



【West Wharf】
Port improvement is currently under way to accommodate large vessels at the West Wharf toward the realization of mass transportation.

West Wharf is capable of accommodating vessels as large as the 50,000-ton class. Large and bulk cargoes can be handled on the 14-meter-deep, 280-meter-long quay and the extensive stockyard behind it. Wood chips used to make paper are handled at this wharf, where mass transportation by large vessels contributes to the reduction of transportation costs.


Outlying facilities

                                    As of August 1, 2013

Name Length planned Length complete Notes
North Breakwater 4,900m 4,500m under construction
Detached Breakwater 640m 640m
East Breakwater 694m 694m
Breakwater(Outsade) 150m 0m  
East Groin 500m 500m
Groin 200m 200m
West Groin 400m 400m

Mooring facilities

                                                          As of Octobor 1, 2013
Name of area Categories of public/prinate Large−scale quaywall(−7.5m or deeper) Notes
Planned Present
Water depth Number of berth Length Water depth Number of berth Length
Tarukawa Wharf public −10m 2 370m −10m 2 370m    
−7.5m 3 390m −7.5m 3 390m    
−5.5m 2 200m                 
Bannaguro Wharf public −10m 6 1,050m −10m 3 540m 1-berth / earthquake resistant quay
−7.5m 1 220m −7.5m 1 220m
East Wharf public −10m 1 185m −10m 1 185m    
−7.5m 2 260m −7.5m 2 260m    
West Wharf public −14m 1 280m −14m 1 280m    
Central Wharf private −7.5m 6 865m −7.5m 6 865m    
−13m 1 −13m 1 dolphin
Total             25 3,820m     20 3,110m    

Berthing facilities

                                                       As of Octobor 1, 2013
Classification planned Present Notes
Water depth Area of water surface Water depth Area of water surface
Central Fairway -10m〜-15m 132.0ha -10m〜-15m 130.0ha     
East District harbor site -7.5m 14.9ha -7.5m 14.9ha
-10m 30.6ha -10m 30.6ha
Central District harbor site -7.5m〜-13m 59.0ha -7.5m〜-13m 59.0ha     
Central district fairway & harbor site -13m 4.2ha -13m 4.2ha     
Central Fairway harbor site -5.5m〜-10m 50.4ha -10m 25.2ha   
-7.5m 9.5ha
West District harbor site -14m 26.9ha -14m 26.9ha

※Wave height the port compared with that offshore

Port facilities

Supports the confidence and safety of the port and deals with the variety of needs of physical distribution.

One of the major tasks of the Ishikari Bay New Port as an urban-oriented port is to satisfy the diversifying needs for physical distribution in Sapporo area. We are always improving facilities and equipment employing state-of-arts technologies, enhancing efficiency and laborsaving of the works and making our bests efforts to maintain and improve the comfort and safety of the work environment.

Bannaguro Public Transit Shed     Bannaguro Public Transit Shed
           No. 1                         No. 2

  Bannaguro Public Transit Shed       Fumigation Shed     Controlling
            No. 3                

 Tarukawa Public Transit Shed      Tarukawa Public Transit Shed
           No. 1                          No. 2

         Gantry crane                 Tugboat kamui            Top lifter

    Truck scale          Water Supply       Electrical Hook-ups
                                        for Reefer Containers

Category of facility Name Size Notes
Shed Bannaguro Public Transit Shed No.1 Area:1,800u Completed in
Shed Bannaguro Public Transit Shed No.2 Area:2,000u
(with the eaves 5m long)
Completed in November,1996
Shed Bannaguro Public Transit Shed No.3 Area:4,000u(with the 11.5m long eaves and a 1,000u fumigation facility and two Controlling temperrature rooms of 308u) Completed in January 1999 (fumigation facility completed in March 1999、Controlling temperature rooms completed in March 2006)
Shed Tarukawa Public Transit Shed No.1 Area:5,000u Completed in September,1991
Shed Tarukawa Public Transit Shed No.2 Area: 4,000m2
(with the eaves 9.5 m long)
Completed in February,1996
Tugboat kamui 171G/T、3600PS Entered into service in December,2006
Cargo handling equipment Top lifter Maximum load : 35 t Entered into service in July,1997
Gantry crane Rated load, 30.5 t
Outreach, 31m
Total lift, 35m
10 tires and 5 rows
Entered into service in December 2001
Scale Truck scale Size of loading plate : 3mx15m,
Max suspension capacity : 50t
Completed in August,1996
Refrigeration outlets Electrical Hook-ups for Reefer Containers 440 V sockets~78
220 V sockets~12
Completed in July 1997