The Port of Dalian is located on the Yellow Sea at 38°55′44″N and 121°39′17″. The port covers a water area of 346 km2 and a land area of nearly 15 km2. There are 160 km of specialized railway lines, 300,000 m2 of warehouses, 1.8 million km2 of stacking yards and over 1,000 units of different types of loading and discharging machinery and equipment.
The port has 80 modern berths in production. Out of the 80 berths, 38 are deep water berths for vessels of over 10,000 metric tons deadweight (DWT). The annual throughout was 64.17 million tons in 1995.