Port of Lianyungang
Port Commerce

In 2003, the Lianyungang Port Authority was restructured to form Jiangsu Lianyungang Port Group Company, Limited (the Corporation). The Port of Lianyungang (Chinese) was the first state-owned port given authorization to seek diverse investors and pursue self-financing, self-developing, and self-restraining. The Corporation created a worldwide terminal operating company and is actively involved in construction, integration, and marketing of the Port of Lianyungang. The Corporation also worked with the party committee and the board of supervisors to make the Port of Lianyungang a competitive port for handling containerized cargo and bulk and general cargo and for providing a variety of port services.

Since 1933, the Port of Lianyungang has gradually developed into an international trade-oriented port with a diverse infrastructure that supports the efficient handling of a variety of cargoes. Today, the Port of Lianyungang has trade relationships with ports in more than 160 countries and regions. In 2005, the Port of Lianyungang handled 60 million tons of cargo and one million TEUs of containers, making it one of China's top enterprises.

The Port of Lianyungang is at the crossing point of China's major railways and roads, and it is located centrally to ports in Japan, South Korea, and within a 500-mile radius of the port. Since the new Eurasian Continental Railway began operations in the Port of Lianyungang, it has earned a position as China's leading outlet for foreign trade between China's midlands and mid-Asian countries. The Port of Lianyungang promoted China's entry into the World Trade Organization.

Today, the Port of Lianyungang is building large-scale special berths and a deep-water channel and updating its facilities to improve its performance and competitive strength. The Port of Lianyungang is located on Haizhou Bay on the coastline of Jiangsu Province. Protected by a six-kilometer (3.7-mile) natural barrier on the south part of the Bay and the Yuntaishan mountains to the west, the Port of Lianyungang is the bridgehead for the New Eurasian Continental Railway and the eastern end of the New Silk Road.

The Port of Lianyungang handles a wide variety of cargoes that include containers; bulk grain, coal, coke, and alumina; breakbulk cargoes; and roll-on/roll-off cargoes. Trading partners for the Port of Lianyungang are in Europe, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. The Port of Lianyungang is also home to two passenger liner routes to South Korean ports.

The Port of Lianyungang looks forward to a bright future where cargo passing through the port reaches 120 million tons and eight million TEUs by 2020.

  • Container terminals

The New Oriental Container Terminal Company operates on Wharf No. VI in the Port of Lianyungang where it handles containers, general cargo, and heavy lift cargo at Berths 29 through 32. Berths 29 and 30 can accommodate vessels carrying 5600 TEUs of containerized cargo. Berths 29 and 30 are each 322 meters (one thousand feet) with alongside depth of 13.5 and 13.4 meters (44.3 and 44.0 feet), respectively.

Berths 31 and 32 at Wharf No. VI in the Port of Lianyungang handle general and heavy lift cargoes. Each berth has berthing distance of 225 meters (738.2 feet) with alongside depth of 10 meters (32.8 feet) and can accommodate vessels of 75 thousand metric tons. These Port of Lianyungang berths are equipped with eight 61-ton cranes, two 41-ton cranes, two 35-ton cranes, and one 30-ton crane.

  • Bulk and breakbulk terminals

Dong Lian Stevedoring Company operates berths at Wharves No. I, No. II, No. III, No. IV, and at the Dangerous Pier in the Port of Lianyungang. At Wharf No. I, Berths 1 and 2 are used for general and bulk cargoes. Berth No. 1 also handles chemical cargoes. It has berthing space of 153 meters (502 feet) with alongside depth of 9.1 meters (29.9 feet). Berth 1 has shore tank capacity for 18 thousand cubic meters. Berth 2 has berthing space of 156 meters (511.8 feet) with alongside depth of 6.1 meters (20 feet). The two Port of Lianyungang berths are equipped with three 10-ton and two 8-ton shore cranes.

Dong Lian Stevedoring Company operates four berths at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf II that handle general and bulk cargoes. Each berth (Nos. 3-6) has berthing space of 225 meters (738.2 feet) with alongside depths ranging from 6 to 8.1 meters (19.7 to 26.6 feet). The Port of Lianyungang's Berths 3 and 4 can accommodate vessels of 10 thousand DWT, and they handle bulk cargoes, fertilizer, and alumina. They are equipped with six 10-ton shore cranes.

Berths 5 and 6 at Wharf II in the Port of Lianyungang handle iron ore, steel slab, and bitumen. Each berth has berthing space of 225 meters (738.2 feet) with alongside depth of 8 and 6.5 meters (26.2 and 21.3 feet), respectively. Berths 5 and 6 in the Port of Lianyungang are equipped with three 16-ton and two 10-ton cranes.

Dong Lian Stevedoring Company operates four berths at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. III. Berths 8 and 9 are used for fertilizer, alumina, sulfur, molten sulfur, and general cargo. Berth 8 has berthing space of 225 meters (738.2 feet) with alongside depth of 7.7 meters (25.3 feet). Berth 9 has berthing distance of 254 meters (833 feet) with alongside depth of 11.6 meter (38.1 feet). Both berths can accommodate vessels of 75 thousand DWT. The Port of Lianyungang's Berths 8 and 9 specialize in handling fertilizer, alumina, sulfur, and general cargo. They are equipped with three 25-ton and six 10-ton shore cranes. They also have 16 sets of fertilizer packing machines.

At Wharf No. III in the Port of Lianyungang, Berths 11 and 12 handle alumina and molten sulfur. Each berth has berthing space of 225 meters (738.2 feet) with alongside depth of 10.5 and 9.7 meters (34.4 and 29.5 feet), respectively. Each of these Port of Lianyungang berths can accommodate vessels to 75 thousand DWT.

The Port of Lianyungang's Berth 14 at Wharf No. IV is operated by Dong Lian Stevedoring Company to handle pitch, rock, and phosphate. Berth 14 has berthing space of 162 meters (531.5 feet) with alongside depth of 7.1 meters (23.3 feet), and it can accommodate vessels to 12.5 thousand DWT. This Port of Lianyungang berth is equipped with two sets of belt conveyors with a loading rate of one thousand metric tons per hour.

Dong Lian Stevedoring Company operates Berth 16 at the Dangerous Pier in the Port of Lianyungang. Among the cargoes handled at Berth 16 are palm oil, alcohol, and acetic acid. Berth 16 has berthing space of 182 meters (597.1 feet) with alongside depth of 9.1 meters (29.9 feet). This Port of Lianyungang berth has a 52 thousand cubic meter storage tank.

Wharf No. VII contains four berths in the Port of Lianyungang. Berth 33 is operated by the Guo Tou Stevedoring Company to handle grains, soybeans, barley, wheat, and rapeseed. It has berthing distance of 240 meters (787.4 feet) with alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet) and two 15-ton cranes. At the rear of this Port of Lianyungang berth is a silo with 110 thousand metric tons.

The New Land Bridge Stevedoring Company also operates Berths 34, 35, and 36 at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. VII. Berth 34 is used to handle coal and iron ore. Berth 34 has berthing space of 290 meters (951.4 feet) with alongside depth of 17 meters (55.8 feet), and it can accommodate vessels from 70 to 180 thousand metric tons. This Port of Lianyungang berth is equipped with two 25-ton and two 40-ton crane-and-grabs. It also has two sets of belt conveyors.

The Port of Lianyungang's Berths 35 and 36 are used for iron ore, logs and timber, coke, and metal concentrate. Each berth has berthing space of 254 meters (833.3 feet). Berth 35 has alongside depth of 12 meters (39.4 feet), and Berth 36 has alongside depth of 10.7 meters (35.1 feet). These two Port of Lianyungang berths are equipped with eight 25-ton quay cranes with capacity to move from 15- to 18-thousand metric tons per day.

Handling coal and coke at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. VIII, the Dong Yuan Stevedoring Company operates Berths 38, 39, and 58. Berth 38 has 235 meters (771 feet) of berthing space with alongside depth of 10.1 meters (33.1 feet), and it can accommodate vessels to 50 thousand metric tons. Berth 39 has berthing space of 240 meters (787.4 feet) with alongside depth of 11.2 meters (36.7 feet) and can support vessels to 75 thousand metric tons. These two berths in the Port of Lianyungang are equipped with two belt conveyors with capacity for three thousand metric tons per hour. There is also a six-acre yard for storing coke at the rear of Berths 38 and 39 in the Port of Lianyungang.

Berth 58 at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf VIII is also used by Dong Yuan Stevedoring Company to handle coal and coke. Berth 58 has berthing space of 240 meters (787.4 feet) with alongside depth of 13.3 meters (43.6 feet), and it can accommodate vessels to 750 thousand metric tons. The Port of Lianyungang's Berth 58 is equipped with four 40-ton quay cranes.

The Xinsugang Stevedoring Company operates Berth 88 at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf XV to handle iron ore and coal. With berthing distance of 290 meters (951.4 feet) and alongside depth of 19 meters (62.3 feet), the Port of Lianyungang's Berth 88 can accommodate vessels to 300 thousand metric tons and is equipped with four 70-ton cranes and two belt conveyors.

The Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. XV has seven berths operated by Dong Tai Stevedoring Company to handle a variety of cargoes including bulk cargoes like coke, general cargo, sodium sulphate, plywood, chrome concentrate, and iron ore. Please see the berth descriptions below under Port of Lianyungang Oil / Liquid terminals.

  • Oil / Liquid terminals

The Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. XV has seven berths operated by Dong Tai Stevedoring Company to handle a variety of cargoes including liquid cargoes like tapioca, asphalt, molten sulfur, and palm oil. Berth 59 has berthing distance of 290 meters (951.4 feet) with alongside depth of 12.9 meters (42.3 feet), and it can accommodate vessels to 100 thousand tons. The Port of Lianyungang's Berth 59 is equipped with two 40-ton and two 25-ton cranes.

Berths 62 through 64 and Berth 66 at the Port of Lianyungang's Wharf No. XV each have berthing space of 180 meters (590.5 feet) and can support vessels to 65 thousand metric tons. Alongside depths at these Port of Lianyungang berths range from 9.9 to 11.6 meters (32.5 to 38.1 feet). Berths 61 and 66 in the Port of Lianyungang have berthing distance of 225 meters (738.2 feet) and alongside depths of 10 and 10.3 meters (32.8 and 33.8 feet), respectively.

The Port of Lianyungang's Berths 61 through 66 are equipped with six 25-ton cranes, ten 16-ton cranes, and eight 10-ton cranes. There are also tanks with capacity for 50 thousand cubic meters (419.3 US barrels) of vegetable oil, 20 thousand cubic meters (167.7 thousand US barrels) of asphalt, and 10 thousand cubic meters (83.8 US barrels) of molten sulfur.

Chimbusco operates Berth 99 at the Port of Lianyungang's Kang Yun Oil Wharf. With berthing space of 738.2 feet) and alongside depth of 10.5 meters (34.4 feet), the berth can accommodate vessels to 65 thousand metric tons.

  • Port services

The COSCO Lianyungang Shipyard Company in the Port of Lianyungang is a subsidiary of COSCO Shipyard Group, and it is one of China's leading shipyards. Occupying over 22 hectares, the shipyard has one 80-thousand ton DWT floating dock and three berths. The floating dock has berthing space of 240 meters (787.4 feet). The floating dock and berths are served by five shore cranes as well as other modern equipment. The COSCO Shipyard in the Port of Lianyungang can convert and repair as many as 60 vessels per year. Examples of successful projects include tanker to bulk carrier conversion and repair of tanker double hulls. The COSCO (Lianyungang) Shipyard also works on offshore conversions and construction.

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