The Port of Shantou is a natural river seaport on the coast of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It is the only major port in eastern Guangdong, and the gateway to the Shantou SEZ. In 2012, it had a throughput of 45.6 million tons of cargo, and 1,250,000 TEU of containers. Like most Chinese seaports, it has experienced frantic growth in the last two decades and has plans for large expansion in the future, with an expected throughput of
The Port of Shantou is located in the estuary of the Rongjiang river (榕江), opening to the South China Sea. As of 2012 it had 86 berths, 18 of which were deep-water berths capable of handling ships over 10,000 DWT.
Shantou Port has eight port areas.
The Old Port Area (老港区)
Zhuchi Port Area (珠池港区） is the main port area as of 2013.
Mashan Port Area (马山港区)
Guang'ao Port Area (广澳港区)
Haimen Port Area (海门港区)
Nan'ao Port Area (南澳港区) Located on Nan'ao island on Qianjiang Bay