Busan Port


Digital Innovative City

The power of Busan: Connect Korea with the world and a better future by embracing the past and present of Korea.
Geopolitically, as a gateway to the Eurasian continent, Busan is leaping forward as a global hub city in the world and serves as a launch pad to open the Pacific era.

Population 3.37million Foreigners 49thousand / Area 771.33km² / Industrial Structure (Y2021) 75.8% Service 16.4% Manufacturing 0.5% Agriculture & Fisheries / Industrial Complex(2022) 27spots 35.15km² / Domestic Production Breakdown 90% Shipbuilding 45% Automobile 40% Machinery / Port Facility (2022)46 - berth capacity, container throughput 21,910,000TEU/Y Ranks 7th in the world / Foreign Direct Investment (Y2022) 2.93% Advanced Industry 45.20% Material/Component/Equipment 51.85% Others
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Overview of international conferences held in Busan
  • 2019ASEAN-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit
  • 2017International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecom World
  • 2015Annual Meetings of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC)
  • 2010G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting (FMCBG)
  • 2009OECD World Forum
  • 2005APEC Summit

Foreign Evaluation

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    Ranks 22nd in the Global Smart Centres Index(SCI)

    (1st among Korean cities, by Z/Yen, a British consulting firm)

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    Ranks 29th in the Global Financial Centres Index(GFCI)

    (by Z/Yen, a British consulting firm)

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    Ranks 21st in the Global Green Finance Index(GGFI)

    (by Z/Yen, British consulting firm)

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    Selected as one of the “25 Breathtaking Places and Experiences for 2023”

    (by National Geographic)

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    5th in Asia and 17th in the world to MICE city

    (by Union of International Associations (UIA), 2021)

Domestic Evaluation

The first International Safe Community among the world’s metropolitan cities

(by the International Safe Community Certifying Center)

Securing citizen’s safety and improvement of the international image through the promotion of International Safe City certification projects

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    Ranks 1st on city brand rankings

    (by the Korea Corporate Reputation Research Institute)

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    Ranks 1st in the Work-Life Balance Index

    (by the Ministry of Employment and Labor)

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    Ranks 1st among metropolitan cities in the Citizens' Happiness Index

    (by the National Assembly Futures Institute)

Urban and Industry Infrastructure of Busan

Construction of the Gadeokdo New International Airport (scheduled to open in 2029)
  • As a gateway airport in the southern region, it will carry out passenger and logistics multi-functions, serving as a 24-hour safe airport for passengers and cargo
  • Facility area 4 mil.m²(offshore 100%), Runway 3,500m
Fostering a global maritime port city
  • Phase 1 (2008~2022): It is beneficial to create complexes that function to serve water-friendly port facilities, as well as commercial and business functions to better serve as an international gateway
  • Phase 2 (2020~2030): Redevelopment of port districts, railroad facilities, and old industrial complexes
Establishment of a foundation for balanced development and innovation of urban spaces
  • Establishment of a new area wide express transportation system to connect with the metropolitan area and improve downtown accessibility from the Gadeokdo New International Airport (2021~2030)
  • Construction of a self-sufficient city in connection with the new airport and new port through the creation of Eco Delta Smart City (2012~2023)
Creation of a smart logistics city center based on a tri-port
  • Completion of a smart logistics hub city based on a tri-port by establishing a logistics platform in Northeast Asia and supporting the development of the logistics industry restoring railway facilities, and expanding the logistics transportation network
  • Building a globally leading port by attracting logistics companies and creating added value.