Port of Zhuhai

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Coordinates: 22°14′N 113°35′E / 22.233°N 113.583°E / 22.233; 113.583

Port of Zhuhai
珠海港
An overall view of Jiuzhou Port
Location
Country People's Republic of China
Location Zhuhai, Guangdong Province,
Details
Opened 1986
Operated by Zhuhai Port Corporation
Type of harbor Natural River Seaport
Available berths 131
Website
http://en.zhport.com.cn Port of Zhuhai website]
Port of Zhuhai
Chinese 珠海港
Literal meaning Pearl Sea Port

The Port of Zhuhai is the port of the prefecture-level city of Zhuhai, on the west side of the Pearl River estuary in the Chinese province of Guangdong. The Port of Zhuhai is composed of seven main port areas: Gaolan, Wanshan, Jiuzhou, Xiangzhou, Tangjia, Hongwan and Doumen.[1] The main areas are the Jiujiang Port Area to the east of the city, and the Gaolang Port Area to the west. As of 2012, the port had 131 berths, 126 production berths, of which 17 were deep-water berths over 10,000DWT.[2]

The Port had a total cargo throughput of 71.87 million tonnes in 2012,[3] and surpassed the 100 million tonnes mark in 2013.[4]

The Jiujiang Port Area includes a container terminal and a terminal for high-speed ferries connecting Zhuhai with Shenzhen in mainland China and Hong Kong. It is also developing into a transport hub with regular coach services connecting the port with various cities west of the Pearl River such as Jiangmen and Shunde.

History and Geography[edit]

Passengers buying ferry tickets

Zhuhai International Container Terminals (Jiuzhou), ZICT(J), located in the city of Zhuhai on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta (PRD) in the Guangdong Province, adjacent to Macau and 36 nautical miles (67 km) from Hong Kong, commenced operations in 1993. Providing container and general cargo handling services, ZICT(J) operates five multi-purpose berths.

On 10 July 2007, a new ferry service between Jiuzhou port and Skypier in Hong Kong International Airport began. The new service will have two roundtrip sailings per day and can carry 1,300 passengers. The ferries will depart Jiuzhou at 9.30am and 3.30pm and leave the airport at 11.15am and 5pm everyday. The frequency of the 50-minute service will grow to three roundtrip sailings each day by August and four each day by January 2008.[5]

In Spring 2009 the refurbishment of the port had been completed with new stores and facilities for passengers. Numerous gift shops and Fast food chains now have restaurants inside to serve passengers. A light white marble floor and walls brighten up the once dark waiting area. The toilets are now moved to the 1st floor and are clean. Tickets are purchased in the ground floor lobby and the boats are boarded via the first floor.

Layout and Facilities[edit]

Ferry timetable[edit]

Passenger terminal at Jiuzhou Port

Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal[edit]

Time Depart Arrive
07:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
08:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
08:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
09:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
10:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
11:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
12:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
13:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
14:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
15:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
16:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
17:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
17:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal
17:30 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
19:00 Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port

Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal[edit]

Container facility
Time Depart Arrive
08:40 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
09:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
10:30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
11:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
12:30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
13:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
14;30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
15:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
16:30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
18:00 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
19:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
19:30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port
20:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
21:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal
21:30 Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal Jiuzhou Port

Tuen Mun Ferry Pier[edit]

Time Depart Arrive
07:45 Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Jiuzhou Port
09:00 Jiuzhou Port Tuen Mun Ferry Pier
10:15 Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Jiuzhou Port
20:45 Jiuzhou Port Tuen Mun Ferry Pier

Hong Kong International Airport[edit]

Time Depart Arrive
9:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong International Airport
12:15 Hong Kong International Airport Jiuzhou Port
12:40 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong International Airport
14:05 Hong Kong International Airport Jiuzhou Port
15:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong International Airport
17:00 Hong Kong International Airport Jiuzhou Port
18:30 Jiuzhou Port Hong Kong International Airport
20:00 Hong Kong International Airport Jiuzhou Port

Notes for Non-PRC citizens travelling through Jiuzhou Port[edit]

A tour bus in Jiuzhou Port. Note that the text on the bus is to be read from the front of the bus to the rear (on either side)

A non-PRC citizen will need to complete an arrivals / departure card (available in the departure / arrivals hall).

Forward Travel from JiuZhou Port[edit]

JiuZhou Port is connected by a number of other on-going transport options.

Taxis are readily available.

After a busy ferry has come in, it might be necessary to queue and wait for taxis to return. To the right of the port on the sea wall-lined pavement is a bus stop for buses headed north. The number 99 directly passes the famous "Fisher Girl" statue (symbol of Zhuhai), and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding islands.

Opposite the port is a larger bus terminus where a number of buses run regular services. From here the number 3 restarts its route and heads North past Zhongshan University and Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai Campus, all the way up to Jin Ding. Many other bus routes lead down into the bustling Gongbei (Chinese: 拱北; pinyin: Gǒngběi) section of Zhuhai, where the China / Macau Border Crossing is located.

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