Port of Beihai

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Beihai is a main international trading port in Guangxi province, southwest China, and is part of the Beibu Gulf Economic Zone.[1]


The port is situated in the northeast of Beihai Gulf in the South China Sea and at the tip of Beihai Peninsula.

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Port of Beihai consists of an old port area and a new port area and has nine productive berths.[2] The port is equipped to handle heavy bulk cargoes, especially iron ore and coal.[3]

According to an article in Coal Age, the port of Beihai is used as an import terminal for coal arriving from northern China:[4]

"Export terminals used for China-produced coals include Qinhuangdao, Huanghua, Rizhao, Tianjin, Qingdao, Lianyungang and Caofeidian.
"Import terminals used for arbitrage include Guangdong, Zhejiang, Shanghai, Ningbo, Xiamen, Guangzhou, Shantou and Beihai ports."

In 2019, China restricted coal imports to the Beihai port (as well as many other ports) in a national effort to curb the oversupply of imported coal.[5] This initiatives lasted until 2020.

In late 2020, operations at Beihai's LNG (liquid natural gas) terminal were also suspended for over a month, after a fire that occurred on November 2 killed six and injured three.[6]

Port Details

  • Operator: Guangxi Beibu Gulf International Port Group
  • Location: Guangxi province, China
  • Annual Coal Capacity (million tonnes per year):
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:

Articles and resources


  1. Deng, Yanzi (2017-08-15). "Guangxi's ports make the right connections". chinadailyhk. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  2. "Port of Belhai" Asia Trade Hub, accessed July 18, 2011.
  3. "Beihai rebuilds its image" China Economic Review, accessed July 18, 2011.
  4. Dave Gambrel, "China Ship Congestion—How So Many Capesize Ships Got Locked Out of China’s Ports," Coal Age, 12 September 2012
  5. Lee, Hui Min (2019-07-18). "More Chinese ports place import curbs on seaborne coal: sources | S&P Global Platts". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  6. Tan, Jia Hui (2020-11-09). "Terminal operations at Beihai LNG to be suspended for at least a month: sources | S&P Global Platts". www.spglobal.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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