The City of Fukui is the port authority governing the activities at the Port of Fukui. Furthermore, the Fukui Port Association, established in 1999, contributes to the development and support of the industrial economy of the area by promoting the Port of Fukui.
The Port of Fukui handles about 1.8 million tons of freight each year. Foreign trade is an increasing part of that cargo. About 80% of the gasoline used in the Prefecture comes to the area through the Port of Fukui. The port is Japan’s fourth largest national petroleum storage base, storing about six days worth of nationwide consumption for energy emergencies.
Five wharves handle general cargoes in the Port of Fukui. The North 1 Wharf contains three berths of total length of 555 meters with alongside depth of 10 meters that can accommodate vessels to 15 thousand DWT. North 4 has five berths of total length of 650 meters with alongside depth of 7.5 meters. North 10 has one berth of 130 meters with alongside depth of 7.5 meters. Both North 4 and North 10 can accommodate vessels to five thousand DWT. Another berth on the North Wharf, 180 meters long with alongside depth of 5.5 meters, can accommodate vessels to two thousand DWT. Also accommodating vessels to two thousand meters is an earthquake-proof quay at the North Wharf of 100 meters with alongside depth of 5.5 meters.
The public dolphin at the Port of Fukui, handling petrochemical products, is 188 meters long with alongside depth of 7.5 meters, and it can accommodate vessels to two thousand DWT. Four additional berths with total length of 800 meters and alongside depths from three to four meters offer mooring points for vessels from 200 to 300 DWT.
The Port of Fukui offers two sheds under Prefectural management for general cargoes. The sheds cover a total area of three thousand square meters. The Port of Fukui Pier warehouse covers 1.3 thousand square meters and supports general cargoes.