“Miyazaki express” and “Kobe Express” is working as substitute for “Takatihomaru” ans “Mimitsumaru” between Osaka south port and Miyazaki port. “Kobe express” was first called “Osaka Express” when first in service, because the port was more towards the Kansai side. But since 2014, departures and arrivals are at the Kobe port, the name changed to “Kobe express”. Since service until 2004, the boat was called Marine express.
|Boat name||Miyazaki express||Kobe express|
|Gross tonnage||11,11,931 tons||11,933 tons|
|Funded||December 2nd, 1996||July 28th, 1997|
|Length/Width||170m / 27m|
|Sea speed||25 kt|
|Vehicle capacity||130 trucks/ 85 cars|
|Location built||Mitubishi heavy industry Shimonoseki|