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Xiamen Naval Base
2427'N 11804'E

Xiamen is one of the two largest commercial ports in Fujian, both an important gateway to the sea and a water-land traffic for the Xiamen Special Economic Zone and the Southern Fujian Delta Development Zone. Xiamen is a transhipment port for Fujian Province, the northern part of Guangdong, the southern part of Jiangxi and the southwestern Zhejiang. There are regional and international shipping services to Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong and to the coastal ports of Zhangjiang, Guangzhou, Shantou, Shanghai, Qingdao, Tianjin and Dalian.

Xiamen is joined to the national railway system by the Yingtan - Xiamen railroad. Highways link the port to provincial highway network. There are extensive coastal and river passenger services from the port.

The Phase II development of Dongdu, situated 12km north of Xiamen town, will provide a container terminal of 35,000t class, a coal berth for 25,000t class and two general cargo berths of 20,000t class.

Redevelopment at Mazugang will provide two 10,000t class passenger berths and improved facilities. This work follows on from a project part-funded by the World Bank which involved building a 300m long container berth, 180m long container berth and a 170m long general cargo berth - all at Dongdu.

The South China Morning Post reported on May 9, 1996 that Hutchison Whampoa had signed a letter of intent with Xiamen Harbour Bureau to buy at least 49 per cent of two berths at Haican.

Cargo Handling Facilities

Max Vesssel Size
Cargo Handling Equipment
Container Seafrontage
Bulk Cargo Seafrontage44410.9 ~ 12.650,000Yes
Breakbulk Seafrontage16610.910,000
Barge/Small Craft Seafrontage1647 ~ 85,000(floating berths)
Oil Terminal Jetties (No.)--------
Cargo Working Buoys
Cargo Working Anchorages712--
Port Services
Tugs12 with max. output of 1,670 hp
Repair FacilitiesXiamen Shipyard provides voyage repair
OtherOne salvage tug of 2,640 hp
Port Capacity
Cargo Throughput(million tons)--
(TEUs)227,000 in 1994
Approach Channel
Length22 km
Width300 metres
Depth at C.D. (metres)8 metres

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