Oita Port (Port Code:JPOIT), one of the deepest in Japan, handles various types of the world’s largest vessels with full cargoes.Marine transport plays an important role in this complex’s global trade and goods movements. As one of the Major Ports (a Specified Port in the Act on Port Regulations), many types of vessels use the port such as the very large Raw Material Ore carriers and dangerous goods carriers transporting oil (VLCC’s) and gas (LNGs and VLNG) carriers as well as Container ships, RORO’s, and domestic vessels.
Oita is situated in Beppu Bay on the east coast of the island of Kyushu, in the Bungo Strait of the Inland Sea. The port has a mild climate and is in a sheltered position, with deep water anchorage areas and alongside jetty berths. The principal imports are iron ore, crude oil, LNG, coal and construction materials. Steel, petroleum products and chemicals are exported. Max size: Nippon Steel Sea Berth: LOA 450m, draught 25.0m, 300,000DWT. Kyushu Oil No 1 Dolphin: LOA 344m, draught 19.8m, 273,225DWT. Container Terminal: LOA 280m, draught 14.0m.