Port of Dalian

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Port of Dalian
Workers at Dalian port 2002.jpg
Workers at Port of Dalian 2002
Country  People's Republic of China
Location Dalian, Liaoning
Opened 1899
Owned by Dalian Port Corporation Limited
Port of Dalian
Simplified Chinese 大连港
Traditional Chinese 大連港

The Port of Dalian (38° 55' N 121° 41' E) founded in 1899 lies at the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula in Liaoning province and is the most northern ice-free port in China. It is also the largest multi-purpose port in Northeast China serving the seaports North Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Rim. It is the trade gateway to the Pacific. It is the second largest container transshipment hub in mainland China.[1]

The Port of Dalian consists of Daliangang, Dalianwan, Xianglujiao, Nianyuwan, Ganjinzi, Heizuizi, Si'ergou and Dayaowan port areas. Port of Dalian is owned and managed by the state-owned Dalian Port Corporation Limited. It has established trading and shipping links with more than 300 ports in 160 countries and regions of the world. There are 68 international and domestic container shipping routes. Port of Dalian handles at least 100 million in cargo throughput annually.[1]


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.[1]

Port Infrastructure[edit]

The port has 80 modern berths in production. Out of the 80 berths, 38 are deep water berths for vessels of over 10,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT). The annual throughout was 64.17 million tons in 1995.[1]

Port Waterdepth and Lifting Capacities (Roel Soeleman)[edit]

Lifting capabilities are between 3 – 120 tons at working radius 3 – 30 meters. The Port of Dalian's DCT, DPCM, and DICT have a total of 13 berths with alongside depths from 9.8 to 16 meters (32.2 to 52.5 feet) [1]

Distance Sailing Time (Roel Soeleman)[edit]

The port is around 503.55 mi (932.58 km, from Koje (South Korea) To Dalian (China). The sailing time is estimated 1 day sea [1]


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Coordinates: 38°55′N 121°41′E / 38.917°N 121.683°E / 38.917; 121.683