Port of Longkou

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Port of Longkou
龙口港
Location
Country People's Republic of China
Location Longkou, Shandong Province,
Details
Opened 1914
Operated by Longkou Port Group Corporation, Ltd. Co.
Owned by People's Republic of China
Type of harbor Artificial Deep-water Seaport
Available berths 29
Employees 4,000
Statistics
Annual cargo tonnage 70.6 million tons (2013)
Website
Port of Longkou website

The Port of Longkou is an artificial deep-water international seaport on the coast of Longkou, Yantai Prefecture, Shandong, People's Republic of China. It is located on the northern shore of Shandong Peninsula, opening to the Laizhou Bay of the Bohai Sea.

The port has been growing rapidly in the last decade, and it reached 70.6 million tons of total cargo throughput in 2013.[1]

History[edit]

The Port of Longkou was founded in 1914 by the Beiyang Government. The first concrete pier was built in 1918-19, a minor landmark in the history of Chinese harbor engineering.[2]

Layout[edit]

The jurisdictional area of the port is 170 km2.

As of 2012, the Port of Longkou had 15,000 m of quayside and 29 production berths, of which 7 were capable of handling 100,000 DWT, 5 could handle 50,000 DWT, and 7 could handle 10,000 DWT. The main fairway has a depth of 15.5 m, width of 200 m, and it's capable of handling ships of up to 100,000 DWT.[3]

Administration[edit]

While located in Yantai Prefecture, the Port of Longkou is administered independently from the Port of Yantai.

Operations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "龙口港2013年吞吐量突破7000万吨 龙口 烟台新闻网 胶东在线 国家批准的重点新闻网站". jiaodong.net. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "第二节 烟台辖区". sdmsa.gov.cn. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "山东龙口港集团有限公司". lkport.com. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 37°39′50″N 120°18′12″E / 37.66389°N 120.30333°E / 37.66389; 120.30333