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Port of Xiamen

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Port of Xiamen

Port of Xiamen
Some of Xiamen port facilities, seen against the background of Haicang Bridge
Country  People's Republic of China
Location Xiamen, Fujian
Owned by Xiamen Port Authority
Port of Xiamen
Traditional Chinese 廈門港
Simplified Chinese 厦门港

The Port of Xiamen is an important deep water port located in the mouth of the Jiulongjiang River on the southern coastline of Fujian province in the People's Republic of China (PRC). It is one of the trunk line ports in the Asia-Pacific region. It is ranked the 8th largest container port in the PRC, and ranks 17th among the world's top 100. It is the 4th port in the PRC with the capacity to handle the sixth-generation large container vessels. In 2013, Xiamen handled 191 million tons of cargo, including 8.08 million TEUs of containers.[1] In 31 August 201, Xiamen Port incorporated the neighboring port of Zhangzhou to form the largest port of China's Southeast. This was a relatively uncommon case of ports merging across jurisdictions.[2]

The port comprises twelve areas: Heping, Dongdu, Haitian, Shihushan, Gaoqi, Liuwudian (in Tong'an District).[3]

The world's top 20 shipping companies have all established major shipping routes and operations in Xiamen. A total of 68 shipping routes serve over 50 countries to almost all the major ports in the world, yielding an average 469 ship calls at the port each month. In addition, passenger services also operate from Xiamen to Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Wenzhou,[4] as well as frequent ferry service to the Shuitou terminal in Kinmen Island (R.O.C.).

The port is owned and operated by Xiamen Port Authority (厦门港口管理局) which is a department of the Xiamen Municipal Government.[5]


  • Infrastructure 1
  • Developments 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Xiamen is a well-developed first-class port. Dongdu harbor is located on Haicang district which is on the mainland.[3] The coast line in the harbor area stretches for 30 kilometres (19 mi), and the depth of water reaches up to 17 metres (56 ft).

The port offers 74 berths. One can handle vessels of 100,000 or more tonnes, 23 berths are for 10,000 or more tonnes, and two handle vessels between berths for 5,000 and 10,000 tonnes. There are nine container terminals.[1]


Xiamen is the first mainland port to start the direct shipment of cargo to Kaohsiung in Taiwan. The initial cargo handling capacity totalled 1.34 million TEUs of containers.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Xiamen Municipal Government, P.R.China
  2. ^
  3. ^ a b CHINA Ports (Xiamen Ports )
  4. ^ Xiamen - Modern Infrastructure
  5. ^ 厦门港口管理局官方网站-Port of Xiamen

External links

  • (Chinese) Xiamen Port Authority
  • (English) Xiamen Government website on the port

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