The Port of Busan, also known as the Port of Pusan, began as a trading port with ties to Japan and was established as Korea’s first international port in 1876. During the Korean War, the port was able to escape occupation by North Korean Communists and became a major refugee site. Since the war, the port has become a self-governing city that is managed and operated by the Busan Port Authority (BPA). Busan is now the fifth largest container port in the world and the largest transshipment port in north-east Asia.
– 4 modern ports
– International Passenger Terminal
– 6 container terminals
– 2012: 17,040,567 TEUs
– 2011: 16,184,706 TEUs
– Located at the mouth of the Naktong River at the southeastern tip of the Korean peninsula.