Jinzhou Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Jinzhou Port handles coal in the Jinzhou Bay in Liaoning province, China.


The port is situated in Jinzhou Bay in the north east of Bohai Gulf.

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In June 2010 the "foundation-stone laying ceremony" of Jinzhou Port Coal Wharf Project Phase I was held at the port. Jinzhou Port Coal Wharf Project was reported to help implement the national “Liaoning Coastal Economic Zone”.[1][2]

The port handled 16 million tonnes of coal in 2009, accounting for 31 percent of the port's total throughput. The coal throughput of the port was expected to reach 16.5 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2010.[3] In 2013 Jinzhou port completed 19.58 mtpa coal throughput.[4] In 2015 its total coal capacity was 25 mtpa.[5]

In 2017, Jinzhou Port, along with the Dalian and Yingkou ports, became part of the newly-formed Liaoning Port Group, which was created to help consolidate the port sector, and followed similar actions from other provinces, including Zhejiang and Jiangsu. The creation of an integrated platform for the Liaoning Port Group was financed by the China Merchants Group for around 10 billion RMB ($1.47 billion USD).[6]

Cancelled expansion

Jinzhou Port Co. planned to expand the port to handle 100 million tonnes of coal annually, with 70% of financing from China Power Investment and 30% from Jinzhou Port Co.[3] In 2014 the Ministry of Environment rejected the plan as part of a general crackdown on big infrastructure projects that do not meet more strict green guidelines in response to the population's increasing anger at the poor state of the environment.[4] There have been no updates since then.

Project Details

  • Operator: Jinzhou Port Co.
  • Location: Jinzhou, Liaoning province, China
  • Coal Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 25 million
  • Proposed Additional Capacity (Tonnes per annum): 80 million[3]
  • Status: Operating; Expansion cancelled
  • Type: Exports
  • Sources of coal: Inner Mongolia lignite (70%), coking coal (12%)[3]
  • Finance: China Resources Power Investment (70%), Jinzhou Port Co. (30%)[7]

Articles and resources


  1. "Jinzhou Port" Asia Trade Hub, accessed July 18, 2011.
  2. "Jinzhou Port Coal Wharf Project Phase I" China Power Investment Corporation, July 18, 2011
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Coal throughput of Jinzhou port may hit 16 mln T ‘ 09," China Coal Resource, January 4, 2010
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Jinzhou coal terminal project suspended," Splash24/7, 29 January 2014
  5. Sylvie Cornot-Gandolphe, "China’s Coal Market: Can Beijing Tame ‘King Coal’?" Oxford, Dec 2014
  6. "Port Strategy | China Merchants eyes three-port growth plan". Port Strategy. 2019-01-21. Retrieved 2021-07-20.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Jinzhou Port and CR Power to jointly build coal berths," China Coal Resource, January 22, 2008

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