Information and contact details for Port of Qinzhou in Qinzhou, Guangxi - China
The Port of Qinzhou
Today's Qinzhou Port:
I. Brief information:
1. Location: 21-43N; Long.108-35E
2.Channel: There are two channels in Qinzhou Port:
A.West channel: Total length is 13.5 miles; minimum depth is 6.6 meters; max. /min. width is 500/95 meters. For vessels with draft of no more than 8.5 meters.
B.East channel: Total length is 22.5 miles; minimum depth is 8.9 meters; max. /min. width is 500/150 meters. For vessels with draft of more than 8.5 meters (Max. draft allowance: 12 meters).
3. Arrival Anchorage:
a) West channel is at: Lat.21-28N; Long.108-35E
b) East channel is at: Lat.21-24-00N; Long.108-40-00E
4. Pilot station:
a) West channel is at: Lat.21-30-18N; Long.108-33-00E
b) East channel is at: Lat.21-29-40N; Long.108-38-35E
5. Tide: It is irregular. The max. /min. high tide is 5.2/0.6 meters, average 3.5m.
6. Tug boats: Two tug boats are available. 1 X 2,600 HPS and 1 X 4,200 HPS.
7. Port radio: Please use V.H.F.--16, through Qinzhou Port Radio calling Seawill Qinzhou.
8. Agent contact: Seawill Marine Agency Ltd. Qinzhou Branch Tel: 0086 3889270; Fax: (+86) 777-3889230; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
9. Supply: Provision, fresh water and fuel oils are available. Please contact Seawill Marine Agency Ltd. Qinzhou Branch.
10. Shipyard: Total length is 120 meters and wide 18 meters. Vessel repairing please contact Seawill Marine Agency Ltd. Qinzhou Branch.
1. Legou General cargo Terminal: total 4 berths
Berth No.1 and No.2: 10,000 tons berths
They are 360 meters in length and 9.4 meters in depth. Five shore cranes with a maximum capacity of 26 tons each. The warehouse's capacity is 12,000 square meters and the cargo yard is 50,000 square meters, and 16 shore tanks with capacity of 80,000 cubic meters, they can accept bulk vegetable oils, asphalts, phosphate acid molasses etc. On the south and north side of the jetty, there are four shore manifolds for the liquid cargo 2X8 inches and 2X10 inches.
Berth No.3 and No.4: 30,000 tons berths
They are 500 meters in length; 12.6 meters in depth and have five shore cranes
(Shore crane No.10 is for container). Cargo yard is 50,000 square meters.
There are 2,000 and 1,000 ton terminals for LPG and Oil tankers.
Three new terminals are under construction. One bulk cargo terminal is 75,000 tons; one oil terminal is 50,000 tons; one general cargo terminal is 3,000 tons.
History and development:
Qinzhou Port, located on the shores of the picturesque Beibu Gulf, it is the newest port with huge potential in China.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen claimed Qinzhou Port had the potential to be 揝econd Largest Port in South China? However, the port remained untapped due to various reasons including wars. In August 1992, a foundation stone was laid and in autumn the construction of two 10,000-tonne-wharves started, both of which indicated the commencement of future development at the port. After that, road, railway, 110 kW substation and water supply facilities capable of supplying 55,000 m3/h came into use. Social infrastructure such as a postal service, telecommunications, finance institutions, hospitals, schools and shopping centers have been successively set up, which lays a solid foundation for its further development.
The location of Qinzhou port is inside the Economic Region around (North) Beibu Gulf. It is also one of the most convenient shortcuts to link the vast Southwest China to Southeast Asia as well as to the world. As the construction of highways and railways linking neighboring cities like Nanning, Qinzhou, Beihai, and Litang were completed. As Beihai Airport and Nanning Airport are located in close proximity, Qinzhou has become a real hub of transportation in Guangxi.
Surrounded by mountains with their south part facing the sea, the Port of Qinzhou possesses some favorable advantages such as a spacious harbor, and a good place for taking shelter from the wind. Besides, the two east-west direction deep water channel running parallels against the coastline with very little backfill of deposit, which located in the U-shaped area with about 135-square-km wide in the northward port, and the very little silt choked with the port due to the fact that both the navigational channel and coastline have the same direction, make it an ideal choice location for the port. Furthermore, along the 50-km long coastline, it is proposed up to 120 wharves be built with total tonnages ranging from 10,000 to 300,000 tons, which is expected to have the capacity of handling up to 100 million tons in the long run and 60 million in the short run. In the land area adjacent to the port is 300 square km plain and vast low hillocks. The Port of Qinzhou, with both superb advantages for port construction and ample land resources, rarely seen worldwide; it is an ideal site for developing coastal industries and a distribution center.
In June 1996, a provincial level of Qinzhou Economic Development Zone was established after approved by the People's Government of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
In 1997, the plan of opening the Port of Qinzhou as a National Grade One Port also approved by the State Council as well. Currently, the economic zone covers an area of 89.2 square kilometers, of which 34 square kilometers of land area and the rest 55.2 square kilometers of coastal area.
By the end of 2001, seven wharves were built handling a total annual tonnage of 3 millions tons, among which four are capable of handling tonnages ranging from 10,000 to 30,000 tons, the remaining three handling from 3000 to 5000 tons. A total storage capacity of 233,000 m3 were achieved which included goods suck as fuel, natural gas, foliage, pitch, sugar, foodstuffs etc.
1n 1999, the Port of Qinzhou was positioned as a coastal industrial port in the provincial government's development program entitled as Nanning-Beihai-Qinzhou-Fangcheng Plan. In the mean time, as the provincial government decided to build a large-scaled Guangxi Coastal Industrial Zone in the Port of Qinzhou, a new opportunity for further development arrived. The Port of Qinzhou governing body took this opportunity to implement the municipal development strategy by working out a series of policies and measures to boost attracting investment capital and thus accelerating the development of the port, with the emphasis placed on industries such as energy, petroleum, chemicals, papers, metals, cereals , oil, and bio-pharmacy etc.
According to statistics, since 2001, 13 coastal industrial projects have been introduced to the zone with a total contractual investment amount of 6.23342 billion Yuan, of which 12 are under construction and four have been completed, and six wharves of 50,000 tons are also under way, four of which are designated directly for the coastal industrial projects. According to a preliminary forecast, total industry output will reach 10 billion Yuan after the completion of the contracted projects and the goods handling capacity will be increased to 10 million tons after the completion of all the wharves currently under construction.
The port and the government are endeavoring to upgrade infrastructure of Qinzhou. Projects completed to date include 30,000 tons ship channel, ground road network for the industrial zone, Yingling railway network, as well as Qinzhou section of Guangxi coastal road network. Project to complete: 100,000 tons ship channel with draft around 11.5m.
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