Port of Shenzhen

Port of Shenzhen


Ranked the world’s third-largest container port in 2018 with a total throughput of 27.7 million TEUs, the Port of Shenzhen is the collective name used for several Chinese ports located along parts of the coastline of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province. Combined, these various ports form one of the busiest and fastest-growing container ports in the world. The Port of Shenzhen consists of facilities in the following geographical areas: Da Chan Bay, Shekou, Chiwan, Mawan, Yantian, Dongjiaotou, Fuyong, Xiadong, Shayuchong and Neihe.

The Port Shenzhen is home to 39 shipping companies that have launched over 130 international container routes. In 2019, some 560 vessels were on call at Shenzhen port on a monthly basis as well as via 21 feeder routes to other ports in the Pearl River Delta region. Shekou Passenger Terminal also provides fast ferry services across the Pearl River Delta to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai. As of 2019, the Port of Shenzhen offered a total of 140 berths, broken down as follows:

-- 51 berths for vessels with 10,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT) and above.

-- 90 operational berths, of which 43 were of 10,000 DWT or above; 18 container berths; 9 consignee berths, of which 3 were of 10,000 DWT or above; 18 passenger ferry berths, and 23 non production berths.

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23 Sep 2022
Shanghai International Port Group will begin construction on its new 11.5 million-TEU container terminal at the world’s busiest port complex next month, with completion expected in 2030.
01 Aug 2022
With North American shippers importing record amounts of Asia-made goods, the largest gains by volume were recorded at the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen.
06 Jun 2022
A new working arrangement that for the first time allows pilots from Hong Kong and Shenzhen to navigate in each other’s waters aims to mitigate delays stemming in part from a pilot shortage in Yantian.
21 Jan 2022
Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) and Shekou Container Terminal are restricting the number of export containers they will accept in an effort to clear an existing backlog of boxes in advance of the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 1.
07 Jun 2021
Container lines are adding more alternatives to shipping through congested Yantian Container International Termina, as analysts and forwarders warn of another surge in spot container rate levels.
31 May 2021
After a COVID-19 outbreak, Yantian International Container Terminal on Monday began accepting export cargoes, but shipping executives say the congestion will take at least a week to clear.
04 Dec 2017
>The pottery, soil, and stone sector led in both imports and exports.
13 Oct 2017
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. has again revised upward its outlook for Japan’s container trade in fiscal year 2017.
06 Oct 2017
03 Jul 2017
The 2016 container traffic results show that Japan’s “strategic international container ports” policy is paying off, the transport ministry said.
05 Jun 2017
The new scheme is part of the Japanese government’s efforts to increase the country’s annual exports of agricultural.
26 Apr 2017
Japan’s container trade is estimated to have risen 1.9 percent year-over-year to 11.9 million TEU in fiscal 2016.
18 Apr 2017
The largest cranes at the ports of Kobe and Osaka can now serve ships with 22 rows and 18 rows of containers, respectively.
28 Mar 2017
Ships calling Yokohama can stack various incentive schemes to get discounts of up to 100 percent on port dues.
17 Mar 2017
Nagoya is Japan’s third-largest container port for foreign trade and Yokkaichi is ninth.
06 Feb 2017
The forecast of container trade growth in Japan looks at the eight ports that together handle 90 percent of Japan’s containerized trade.
04 Oct 2016
A research outfit affiliated with Japan’s largest freight forwarder has laid out its expectations for the country's container trade.
12 Jul 2016
Japanese container trade volume will slip slightly in fiscal 2016 for the third straight year.
04 Jul 2016
Japan’s implementation of the SOLAS container weight rule appears to have gotten off to a smooth start.
22 Apr 2016
Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. expects Japan’s container trade to remain almost flat in fiscal 2016, edging up only 0.1 percent from a year earlier to 11.6 million twenty-foot equivalent units because of economic uncertainty both at home and abroad.
01 Apr 2016
All but one of Japan’s five biggest ports posted negative traffic results in 2015 amid growing economic uncertainty both at home and abroad, with only the Port of Kobe weathering the storm well enough to eke out growth.
25 Mar 2016
Japan’s government on Friday acquired a majority 50 percent stake in the company operating the ports of Yokohama and Kawasaki for 500 million yen ($4.4 million), allowing the terminal operator to jack up its capital investment.
13 Jan 2016
The municipal government of Yokohama in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture has set up a new company to operate the prefecture's ports in Yokohama and Kawasaki in an integrated manner.
11 Jan 2016
A Nittsu Research Institute and Consulting Inc. report predicts that Japan’s container throughput will contract 3.4 percent year-over-year in fiscal 2015 and grow just 1.3 percent in fiscal 2016, which begins April 1, due to weakness in China's economy.
07 Jan 2016
Foreign trade-related container throughput at the port of Yokohama fell for the seventh month in a row in October as the government of Japan takes action to shore up the international competitiveness of its key container ports.
29 Dec 2015
Japan’s transport ministry has unveiled plans to ramp up its spending on measures to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of key domestic container ports as part of broader efforts to revitalize the economy.
30 Nov 2015
The two companies operating the Port of Yokohama and the Port of Kawasaki in Japan may merge by next spring in a bid to shore up the sagging international competitiveness of the key container ports.
24 Jul 2015
Container volumes at major Japanese ports fell in March and April, lending credence to forecasts that the rate of growth in the Japanese container trade would slow.
14 Apr 2015
A major Tokyo-based research firm has slightly upgraded its outlook for Japanese container trade in fiscal 2015, which started on April 1, citing faster growth in exports than previously thought amid a moderate recovery in the global economy.
08 Apr 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports posted mixed international container traffic results in 2014 amid turbulent economic conditions at home and in some of the nation’s main export markets, with four ports weathering the storm, while one failed to do so.
23 Jan 2015
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their international container traffic grow moderately in the first three quarters of 2014
29 Dec 2014
In a significant policy shift, the Japanese government has become the top shareholder of a company operating the Port of Kobe and the Port of Osaka, collectively called the Ports of Hanshin, to help shore up its sagging international competitiveness.
03 Nov 2014
Japan’s five biggest ports saw their global container traffic rise in the first half of this year compared to the same period in 2013.
Tokyo port. Photo: Lodimup / Shutterstock.com.
11 Aug 2014
Tokyo, the largest Japanese container port, is gaining market share at the expense of smaller Japanese ports, according to an analysis of port data from the consulting firm SeaIntel.
24 Apr 2014
Japan has enacted a bill to allow the government to acquire equity stakes in the operators of key domestic container ports to help shore up their international competitiveness.
25 Mar 2014
The Port of Yokohama in Japan saw its container trade with foreign countries plunge 5.2 percent in 2013 from a year earlier to about 2.588 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), according to preliminary figures released by the Yokohama municipal government.