A rendering of the new cruise terminal at Yokohama's Shinko Pier (Image: Port of Yokohama)
Japan’s Port of Yokohama is on track to open its new cruise terminal at Shinko Pier in mid-2019 after starting construction work in June.
The port has now begun work to build the 17,400-square-metre terminal building and to extend the existing cruise pier to 340 metres in length. This, combined with the 9.5-metre depth, will enable the port to welcome cruise ships weighing up to 110,000gt.
Shinko Cruise Terminal will offer check-in, customs, immigration and quarantine areas, as well as free wi-fi, currency exchange facilities, shops, restaurants and an internal hotel, which will be completed in autumn 2019 to enable guests to enjoy pre- or post-cruise stays. The terminal will also have parking facilities for cars, buses and taxis.
The terminal is within walking distance of Yokohama’s various public transport links, as well as the shopping malls and recreational facilities in the popular Red Brick Warehouse and Minatomirai areas.
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