Port of Dalian

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Dalian is in Liaoning province, China, and is the most northern ice-free port in China. It handles coal.

The Port of Dalian consists of Daliangang, Dalianwan, Xianglujiao, Nianyuwan, Ganjinzi, Heizuizi, Si'ergou and Dayaowan port areas.


The port lies at the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula in Liaoning province.

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The port was founded in 1899. It is the largest multi-purpose port in Northeast China serving the seaports North Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Rim, and is the second largest container transshipment hub in mainland China. Port of Dalian is owned and managed by the state-owned Dalian Port Corporation Limited. Port of Dalian handles at least 100 million in cargo throughput annually.[1] In 2016, total cargo throughput for the Dalian port reached 355 million tons, 5.5% more than in 2015.[2]

The port handled 10.8 million tonnes of coal in 2013, down from 13.17 million in 2012. Dalian Port Corporation attributed the decline to lower demand.[3]

Port of Dalian is also a major coal export facility and ships primarily to Heilongjiang Longmay Mining Holding Group Co.

In 2019, following China's national push to restrict coal imports due to previous oversupply, coal imports from Australia to the Dalian Port were limited throughout 2020.[4] The Dalian Port handled 1.8 percent of Australia's coal exports.[5]

In 2020, likely due to the effects of the pandemic, the Dalian Port was one of the few Chinese ports that reported a drop in throughput, down 41.7% from 2019. The port also changed its operator's name to the Liaoning Port Company, instead of the Dalian Port Corporation, and was bought by the China Merchants Group.[6]

Port Details

  • Operator: Liaoning Port Company, China Merchants Group
  • Location: Liaoning province, China
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 15 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source: Australia

Articles and resources


  1. [http://www.portdalian.com/webcms/english/page2.htm 大连港集团
  2. "Port of Dalian - Wikipedia". en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  3. "Annual Report 2014," Dalian Port Corporation Limited, Apr 23, 2015
  4. Clark, Aaron (2020-12-02). "China to Allow Australian Coal Cargo Ashore Despite Ban". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  5. Reuters Staff (2019-02-21). "Exclusive: China's Dalian port bans Australian coal imports, sets 2019 quota - source". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  6. "Port Strategy | THERE MAY BE TROUBLE AHEAD". Port Strategy. 2021-05-31. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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