Port of Meizhou Bay
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|Port of Meizhou Bay
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Location||Quanzhou, Fujian; Meizhou Island, Fujian; and Putian, Fujian|
The Port of Meizhou Bay was created in 2012 by merging the ports of Quanzhou, Meizhou Island and Putian, as part of Fujian Province's rationalization of ports, which cutting down[ungrammatical] the number of ports in the province into three large consolidated ports (Xiamen, Meizhou Bay and Fuzhou). In 2012, Meizhou Bay port had 147 berths, 24 with 10,000DWT capacity, and had a total cargo throughput of 114 million tonnes.
Port of Quanzhou was the busiest port during the era of the Tang dynasty. The port peaked in activity during the Yuan Dynasty. The medieval western travellers to China; Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Giovanni de' Marignolli, and Odoric all have transited through Quanzhou. Polo labelled it as one of world's the largest port and Battuta equated the port to the Port of Alexandria during the time.
- Quanzhou Bay 泉州湾 Fengze District) ) - with facilities near Quanzhou's main urban area (
- Meizhou Bay 湄洲湾 (Quangang District ) - with facilities in
- Shenhu Bay 深沪湾 (Shenhu Town ) - with facilities in
- Weitou Bay 围头湾 (Shijing, Shuitou, and Anhai. ) - with facilities in the towns of
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- Chinaports Archived July 25, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
- Quanzhou Harbour Group (in Chinese)