Port of Shenzhen

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Not to be confused with the Shenzhen Bay Port, an immigration checkpoint or port of entry.
Port of Shenzhen
深圳港
Location
Country  People's Republic of China
Location Shenzhen, Guangdong
Details
Owned by Shenzhen Government
Port of Shenzhen
Traditional Chinese 深圳港
Simplified Chinese 深圳港

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 is home to 39 shipping companies who have launched 131 international container routes. There are 560 ships on call at Shenzhen port on a monthly basis and also 21 feeder routes to other ports in the Pearl River Delta region.[1] Shekou Passenger Terminal provides fast ferry services across the Pearl River Delta to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.

Geography[edit]

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.[1]

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.[1]

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.[1]

Port of Shenzhen viewed from Shenzhen Bay

Port infrastructure[edit]

Port of Shenzhen consist of facilities in the following areas: Da Chan Bay, Shekou, Chiwan, Mawan, Yantian, Dongjiaotou, Fuyong, Xiadong, Shayuchong and Neihe.

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.[1]

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Coordinates: 22°30′N 113°53′E / 22.500°N 113.883°E / 22.500; 113.883