Port of Suzhou

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Port of Suzhou
Country  People's Republic of China
Location Suzhou, Jiangsu
Coordinates 31°47′58″N 120°51′33″E / 31.799391°N 120.859222°E / 31.799391; 120.859222Coordinates: 31°47′58″N 120°51′33″E / 31.799391°N 120.859222°E / 31.799391; 120.859222
Opened 2002
Owned by Suzhou Municipal Government
Type of harbor Inland port
Available berths 224[1]
Annual cargo tonnage 479 million tons (6th, 2014[2])
Annual container volume 4.45 million TEU (2014[3])
Port of Suzhou
Traditional Chinese 蘇州港
Simplified Chinese 苏州港

Port of Suzhou is the collective name of three ports around the city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China.[4] The three ports are located in Zhangjiagang, Changshu and Taicang, respectively, on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River.[5] The total cargo throughput of 454 million tons in 2013.[2] As of 2013, it is the busiest inland river port in the world by annual cargo tonnage and container volume, as well as the sixth-busiest port by annual cargo tonnage. The majority of the port trade is in coal, ore, steel, and construction materials such as cement.[5][6]

Port infrastructure[edit]

As of 2011, Port of Suzhou consist of 224 production berths in total, 106 of them being above ten thousand tons in tonnage. The port has trade with over 400 international and domestic shipping lines.[1]


  1. ^ a b 苏州港货物吞吐量3.8亿吨 首次跻身全国前五位. China News (in Chinese). 2012-02-09. Retrieved 2012-09-30. 
  2. ^ a b 苏州港外贸吞吐量首破1亿吨. Xinhua Daily (in Chinese). January 13, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  3. ^ 小汤. 苏州港去年货物吞吐量4.28亿吨 (in Chinese). Suzhou Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-24. 
  4. ^ "WPS - Port of Suzhou contact information". Worldportsource.com. Retrieved 2012-09-19. 
  5. ^ a b "苏州港". www.port.org.cn. 2008-06-16. 
  6. ^ Suzhou port prospers Archived September 27, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.