Port of Lianyungang

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Lianyungang is in Jiangsu province, China. It is engaged in coal, bulk cargo and container transportation.


The port is located along Lianyungang in the middle of the coast of China.

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In 2005, the port reached throughput volume of 60 million tonnes and 1 million TEU containers,[1] and by 2008 exceeded 100 million tonnes.[2]

In 2014 the port had coal importing capacity of 21 million tonnes.[3]

From 2019 to 2020, China had placed restrictions on coal imports (primarily coming from Australia) due to reported oversupply from previous years. This left many ships stranded or blocked at the Lianyungang port during this time period.[4] The port was also flagged as a transit area in 2020 for illegally-imported coal from North Korea, which has increased in volume in recent years.[5]

In 2020, construction for a new logistics terminal and container yard (seemingly unrelated to coal) began. The $98 million project was a joint development funded by Lianyungang and the Kazakhstan national railway company, and will be used to increase trade to Kazakhstan.[6]

Port Details

  • Operator: Lianyungang Port Group
  • Location: Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 21 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source: Russia

Articles and resources


  1. "Lianyungang Port" Asia Trade Hub, accessed July 18, 2011.
  2. "rofile of Lianyungang Port," Lianyungang China, accessed Jan 2016
  3. "Coal Import Terminal Information, Utilties & Trade Support Banks in Target Countries," Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA), Updated 08/22/14
  4. Zhuang, Yan (2020-12-26). "Sailors Stranded for Months as China Refuses to Let Ships Unload Australian Coal". New York Times. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  5. Cho, Eunjung (2020-04-18). "Report Points to North Korea's Illegal Coal Exports in Chinese Waters". Voice of America. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  6. Pierce, Freddie (2020-05-17). "Construction of Lianyungang port logistics terminal begins | Logistics | Supply Chain Digital". Supply Chain Digital. Retrieved 2021-07-22.

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