The Port of Niihama consists of two quarters: Niihama Quarter and Takihama Quarter. The Takihama Quarter is the site for the terminal for ferries to Kobe and Osaka. The Niihama Quarter is the cargo-handling area.
Pilotage is not required for entry to and exit from the Port of Niihama, although harbor ports are available at the quarantine anchorage. Pilots are generally not available from sunset to sunrise. Anchorage for vessels carrying dangerous goods in the Port of Niihama must be assigned by the Captain of the Port.