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Guangzhou Naval Base
2306'N 11315'E

Guangzhou Port is one of China's major ports, however, its development is constrained by extensive shallow areas and the heavy siltation. Plan is in place for dredging the channel down to - 12.5m by 2005 and to - 15m at the final stage. With Guaugdong Province together with Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Yunnan Guizhou and Sichuan Province as its hinterland and the plan for deepening of the approach channel, it has good potential, for further development. Guangzhou is located at the mouth of Pearl River, 70nm to the north of Hong Kong.

The port railroads are connected with the national rail network by Beijing - Guangzhou, Guangzhou-Shenzhen and Guangzhou-Sanshui railroads. The highway system connected the port with Guangdoing Province and beyond.

China plans to deepen the channel to - 12.5m by the Year 2005. Another 5 berths in Xinsha Project Phase I will be completed in 1998. Xinsha Project Phase II (10 berths for vessels up to 35,000t) will start construction in 1997.

Cargoes handled in the port include coal, crude oil, ores, iron, steel, cement, timber, fertiliser, grain and general cargo.

Regular feeder services link Hangpu, Shekou and Hong Kong.

Cargo Handling Facilities

Max Vesssel Size
Cargo Handling Equipment
Container Seafrontage
Bulk Cargo Seafrontage3,64412.535,000Yes
Breakbulk Seafrontage6,4031130,000Yes
Passenger Seafrontage1,338--3,000--
Barge/Small Craft Seafrontage--------
Oil Terminal Jetties (No.)2879.524,000--
Cargo Working Buoys
187 ~ 930,000--
Cargo Working Anchorages266 ~ 930,000-
Port Services
Repair FacilitiesShip repair and drydocking facilities are available
OtherA floating crane of 250t capacity is in service
Port Capacity
Cargo Throughput(million tons)71.58 in 1994
(TEUs)220,000 in 1994
Approach Channel
Length114 km
Width180 m
Depth at C.D. (metres)8.6 m

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