Shantou Port

From Global Energy Monitor

Shantou Port is a natural river seaport on the coast of the city of Shantou, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the major coastal ports in China, with shipping lines to 272 ports of 58 countries for import/export cargos.


The port is located in the estuary of the Rongjiang river, opening to the South China Sea

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Shantou Port Group was converted from Shantou Port Authority in 1999. The Group's business covers loading/unloading, warehousing, transshipment, tally of containers, coal, mines, cereals and bulk, shipping and cargo agency,supply of oil and water for ships, repair and maintain for ships, dredging, etc. Shantou Port has five port areas, including Zhuchi, Guang’ao, Mashan,Queshi and the old port area. There are total 28 operational berths with a capacity of 14.17 million tons, among which 11 are deep water berths of over 10,000 tons.[1]

In 2012, the port had 86 berths, with a throughput of 45 million tonnes of cargo.[2] The port includes a 150,000-tonne coal dock[3][4]

Shantou Port Haimen Terminal Zone Huaneng Coal Transit Base Project

In 2012, the Chinese government approved a US$390 million coal transportation project at Shantou Port. The Shantou Port Haimen Terminal Zone Huaneng Coal Transit Base Project will transform or construct four loading and unloading berths for coal shipments with a combined annual throughput capacity of 22.7 million tons (20.6 million tonnes), 96.4 percent of which will be for unloading coal shipments. The project includes two 70,000-DWT (deadweight ton) coal unloading berths, including one built from scratch and the other built at an existing site. The project will also include a 50,000 DWT coal loading berth and a smaller multi-purpose berth with 3,000 DWT capacity. Funding is 30 percent capital contributions and 70 percent bank loans. The minority stakeholders are China Power Investment Group and Shantou Port Group Corp, each with 20 percent.[5]

Details for Proposed Project

  • Operator: Shantou Port Group
  • Location: Shantou, Guangdong province, China
  • Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 20 million
  • Status: Construction
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:
  • Financing: 30% capital contributions, 70% bank loans; China Power Investment (20% ownership)

Articles and resources


  1. "Shantou Port Group" China Ports and Harbours Association, accessed July 21, 2011.
  2. "Shantou Port throughput of the calendar year," Port Administration of Shantou, accessed Nov 2015
  3. "Shantou Port Profile," Port Administration of Shantou, 2015-4-8
  4. "Construction of the Coastal Port,", accessed Nov 2015
  5. Jake Simpson, "China Greenlights $390M Coal Transport Project," Law360, 8 February 2012

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