Container terminal is indispensable link for connecting marine and ground transport.

In 1967, NCT was licensed under Japan's Port and harbor Transport Business Law and became Japan's first container terminal operator with the establishment of facilities in Tokyo and Kobe.

The first ship NCT handled was M.S. "Hawaiian Planter" operated by Matson Navigation Company, the first container ship called at Japan ports in 1967, at that time straddle carriers were used for handling containers.

Now, NCT uses transfer cranes adopting automatic straight cruising system by computer and super gantry cranes of over panamax type and performs world's top productivity in its container terminals.

Current engagement

NCT carries out terminal operations at berths Nos.6 and 7, Ohi, Tokyo (NYK Tokyo Container Terminal) jointly with Uni-X Corporation, and berths Nos.6 and 7, Rokko Island, Kobe (NYK Kobe Container Terminal) also jointly with Uni-X Corporation and Mitsubishi Logistics Corporation.

Outline of terminal facility

  Ohi , Tokyo
(NYK Tokyo Container Terminal)
Rokko , Kobe
(NYK Kobe Container Terminal)
Total Area 275,400m2 265,264m2
Berth Length 680m 700m
Water Depth 15m 14m
Gantry Crane Max.Permitted
40.6 ton 40.6 ton
Units 6 units 5 units
Outreach 50.0m (2 units)
47.7m (4 units)
46.65m (3 units)
45.05m (2 units)
Stacking Capacity about 14,000 TEU about 12,000 TEU
Reefer Plug 846 plugs 492 plugs