Port of Guangzhou

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Guangzhou is the main seaport of Guangdong province, China. It handles coal.


The port is in Guangzhou city, situated at the intersection of the Dongjiang, Xijiang and Beijiang rivers in South China.

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The port is operated by Guangzhou Port Group Co. Ltd, which is a state-owned company. The company was established in 2004 from the former Guangzhou Harbor Bureau.[1] The port also incorporates the former Huangpu Port.[2][3][4] It currently consists of 4600 berths, 133 buoys and 2359 anchorages.[5] It is the largest transfer hub for coal in southern China.

The Xinsha Coal Terminal is at the Port of Guangzhou.[6] In 2010, the Guangzhou Port Group handled 42.5 million tonnes of coal.[7] In 2012 the port handled 78 million tonnes of coal.[8]

In 2017, the Guangzhou Port handled around 35.5 million tonnes of coal in August; if extrapolated to the whole year, this would mean 426 tonnes per year.[9]

In 2020, coal imports to the port of Guangzhou were temporarily halted by the central government after quotas were reached, as part of a national initiative that aimed to curb oversupply of imported coal.[10] It appears to have started back up again since these restrictions. The Guangzhou Port also agreed to join Shaoguan city in developing a new terminal at the Shaoguan port (likely not for coal), worth one billion RMB ($146.4 million USD), which is scheduled to be completed in late-2022.[11]

Port Details

  • Operator: Guangzhou Port Group Company Ltd.
  • Location: Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China
  • Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 78 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:

Articles and resources


  1. Guangzhou International, Website of Guangzhou Municipality, accessed Jan 2016
  2. Guangzhou Huangpu Port Dock www.lifeofguangzhou.com
  3. Guangzhou Port www.asiatradehub.com
  4. http://www.shippingonline.cn/port/result.asp?id=efi
  5. "Port of Guangzhou - Wikipedia". en.wikipedia.org. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  6. "Construction of the Coastal Port," accessed July 2015
  7. "Port of Guangzhou," World Port Source, accessed July 2015
  8. "Qinhuangdao Port Global Research," UBS, 15 January 2014
  9. Reuters Staff (2017-09-07). "China's Guangzhou port says coal imports operating normally after storage halt". Reuters. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  10. Hu, Tracy (2020-04-17). "China's Guangzhou port said to halt coal imports after reaching FY'20 quota". SP Global. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  11. "Guangzhou port and Shaoguan to jointly develop terminal project". Seatrade Maritime. 2020-09-07. Retrieved 2021-07-21.

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