Japan’s Port of Yokohama is currently on track to open its new cruise ship terminal at Shinko Pier in the middle of 2019 after starting building works in June.
The port has begun work to construct the 17,400m2 terminal building as well as to extend the existing pier up to 340 metres in length. Combined with the 9.5-metre depth, this will enable the cruise port to welcome ships weighing up to 110,000 GT.
Shinko Cruise Terminal will provide check-in, immigration, customs and quarantine areas, currency exchange facilities, free wi-fi, restaurants, shops and internal hotel, that will be completed in autumn next year to enable travelers to enjoy pre- or post-cruise stays. The new cruise terminal will also feature parking facilities for buses, taxis and cars.
The cruise ship terminal is within walking distance of the various public transport links in Yokohama, as well as the recreational facilities and shopping malls in the popular Minatomirai and Red Brick Warehouse areas.