Port of Qingdao

From Global Energy Monitor

Port of Qingdao is a seaport in Shandong, People's Republic of China. It handles coal.

The Port of Qingdao contains three major areas: the Old Port, Huangdao Oil Port, and Qianwan New Port.


The port is on the Yellow Sea in the vicinity of Qingdao.

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The Port of Qingdao handles a wide range of general, bulk, and project cargoes. The major cargoes handled include containers, iron ore, coal, crude oil, and grain.[1] According to Port Technology, the Qingdao Port is the fifth biggest in China and eighth busiest in the world.[2]

In 2020, the Dongjiakou Port Area was added to the Qingdao Port as a multipurpose hub to optimize logistics, saving the port $14.2 million (100 million yuan) a year in logistics costs.[2] In 2021, it became the site of the world's first suspended monorail capable of carrying fully loaded 20 and 40-foot containers, which was under construction since 2020.[3]

Coal handling

The port's coal terminal has annual coal export capacity of 15 million tonnes per annum.[4][5]

The port provides metal ore and coal handling services primarily through nine dedicated berths at the Qianwan Port Area; six multi-purpose berths at the Qianwan Port Area; and five multi-purpose berths at the Dagang Port Area. Customers are primarily domestic and international metal and mining companies and domestic power plants and steel plants.[6]

Port Details

  • Operator: Qingdao Port International Co.
  • Location: Qingdao, Shandong province, China
  • Annual Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 15 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Exports
  • Coal source:

Articles and resources


  1. "Port of Qingdao" World Port Source, accessed August 2, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Qingdao launches new port area to cut logistics costs". Port Technology International. 2020-07-08. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. Built by China (2021-06-30). "World's first smart container transport system put into use at east China's Qingdao Port 全球首個智能集裝箱運輸". Youtube. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  4. "Coal Terminals," CCCC First Harbor Consultants, accessed June 2015
  5. "Coal Terminal at Qianwan Harbour of Qingdao Port". CCCC First Harbor Consultants. 2018-04-23. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  6. "Business Overview -> Our Services -> Metal ore and coal handling," Qingdao Port International Co., accessed June 2015

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