Gwangyang Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Gwangyang Port is in South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

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The Port of Gwangyang handles coal, as well as petrochemical products, fertilizers, iron ore, and steel products.[1]

Gwangyang city is the home of POSCO's Gwangyang Steel Works, the largest steel plant in the world. The port imports coal, ore, and limestone to feed the steelworks.[2]

Russian coal is also brought into the port from Rason Port in North Korea.[3]

Project Details

  • Operator: Yeosu Regional Maritime Affairs and Port Administration
  • Location: South Jeolla Province, South Korea
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes):
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Sources of coal: Russia

Articles and resources


  1. "Port of Gwangyang," World Port Source, accessed May 2015
  2. "The port of Yeosu & Gwangyang," Yeosu Regional Maritime Affairs, accessed May 2015
  3. "North Korea, South Korea, Russia to cooperate on coal shipment," NK News, Oct 15, 2014

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