The Port of Shenzhen is one of the busiest and fastest growing ports in the world. It is located in the southern region of the Pearl River Delta in China's Guangdong province. It is the economic hinterland for Hong Kong trade with the Mainland and also one of the most important ports in terms of China's international trade.
The Port of Shenzhen is spread along Shenzhen city’s 260 km coastline. It is separated by the Kowloon Peninsula into two areas: the eastern port and the western port.
Shenzhen port's western port is located to the east of Lingdingyang in the Pearl River Estuary and consist of a deep water harbor with safe natural shelters. It is about 37.04 km from Hong Kong to the south and 111.12 km from Guangzhou to the north. As a result, the western port area is connected to the pearl river region which includes cities and counties along the river. The western port is also linked to On See dun waterway which allows trade to reach all the way to other ports.
The eastern port area is situated north of Dapeng Bay where the harbor is broad and calm and is claimed to be the best natural harbor in South China.
It has 140 berths altogether. The breakdown of the berth's activities are
51 berths for vessels with 10,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT) and above.
90 operational berths, in which 43 are of 10,000 DWT or above, 18 container berths, 9 consignee berths, among which 3 are of 10,000 DWT or above, 18 passenger ferry berths, and 23 non production berths.