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International Cargo Seaport: Port of Yingkou

Posted in International Seaport - 4 Jul 2022, 5:59 PM

The Port of Yingkou is the second-largest port in northeast China and is ranked ten as the largest port in China. It is an international seaport with a significant import facility for north-eastern China and Mongolia.

The port established shipping relationships with more than 140 ports in 50 countries and regions around the world. The countries partnered with this port include Japan, Korea, and several other countries in Southeastern Asia. It also has more than ten international shipping routes and 40 domestic container routes.

About Port of Yingkou

Just as its name suggests, this port is located in Yingkou, Liaoning Province, north-eastern China. The port can be found at the entrance of the Liaohe River in the Liaodong peninsula.

The port complex consists of several ports, namely the Yingkou Old Port, Bayuquan New Port, and Xianren Dao. The Yingkou old port is located at the entrance of the Liao River, while the Bayiqian port is directly on Liaodong Bay. Yingkou is a large port with 78 berths total.

The History

Since 1280 AD, coastal and river trade flourished in Yingkou. However, 1858 was the year when international shipping started in Yingkou. The first shipping dock in the port was opened in 1864. Additional docks were then constructed over the next ten years, known as the Yingkou Old Port.

In 1970, the Bayuquan Port on Liandong Bay was constructed. The new facilities which were added to this port increased the capacity of the breakbulk up to 10 million MT annually. In 2009, the Container Terminal Company of Port of Yingkou was built to handle and store containers.

This new addition to the Yingkou Port allows the port to accommodate fifth and sixth-generation container vessels. It provides 44 hectares of container yard with a storage capacity of 3,2 million TEU for container cargo.

Volume of Transaction in Port of Yingkou

The annual cargo tonnage is around 21 million metric tons annually, with an annual container volume of 250,000 TEU per year. The main imports in this port include grain, coal, steel, sugar, oil tar, timber, minerals, and vehicle.

The port offers services for bulk cargo loading, railway and highway transportation, as well as pipeline transportation. In addition to docks, the port also operates pilot boats, tugboats, barges, and communication ships.

Interesting Facts

It is part of the Silk Road in terms of the Maritime sector. It runs from the Chinese coast down to southern India and then Mombasa. Then, the route goes through the Suez Canal to reach the Mediterranean and Trieste in the Upper Adriatic region. Then, the connections are continued via the rail system to Central and Eastern Europe.

The port offers great facilities and infrastructure to help logistics distribution. It has temperature-controlled, bonded, distribution, and supervised warehouses. The port is recorded as a port with rapid turnover, low costs, and outstanding service for exports and imports. It also offers great services that include packaging,  assembly, labeling, sorting, and marking.

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