Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan

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The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is in Zhejiang province, south of Hangzhou Bay in China.

The Port of Ningbo was merged with the neighboring Port of Zhoushan in 2006 to form a combined cargo-handling centre. The Port of Ningbo-Zhoushan is one of the main trans-shipment and storage bases of coal in east China.


The port is situated at the estuary of the Yangtze River, the Qiantangjiang River and the Yongjiang River.

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Ningbo Port is located on the coastal province of Zhejiang province, China. Ningbo Port consists of Yongjiang port area, Zhenhai port area, Beilun port area, Daxie port area, Chuanshan port area and Meishan port area, covering inland ports, estuary harbors and seaports.

In 2004, the cargo throughput of Ningbo Port was over 100 million tonnes for the first time. In 2005, the cargo throughput hit 268 million tonnes.[1]

In 2006 the Port of Ningbo was merged with the neighboring Port of Zhoushan in 2006 to form a combined cargo-handling centre.

On June 9, 2009, Zhejiang Zhoushan Coal Transfer Wharf, the biggest coal transfer wharf in east China, was officially opened. The Wharf has been constructed and managed by Zhejiang Electric Power Construction.[2]

In 2010, the Ningbo Port built a new coal terminal with an annual capacity of 18.4 million tonnes.[3]

In 2012 the port handled 98 million tonnes of coal.[4] In 2013, the coal tonnage in Ningbo Port exceeded 79 million tonnes.[5]

In 2013, all cargo tonnage of Ningbo Port exceeded 496 million tonnes, ranking third on the Chinese mainland and fourth in the world.[5] In 2015 Ningbo-Zhoushan Port was considered the busiest in the world in terms of cargo tonnage, with a combined throughput of 873 million metric tons.[6]

In 2020 it was still the busiest cargo-handling port, with a cargo throughput of 1.17 billion tons that year.[7]

In June 2021, it was reported that the port's new terminal, the Meishan Port Area would be finished with construction soon (likely by the end of 2021). The Meishan Port Area will be 7.7 square kilometers in area.[8] The new terminal will add 5.56 million tonnes to the capacity of the Ningbo-Zhoushan terminal.[9]

Port Details

  • Operator: Ningbo-Zhoushan Port Group Co.
  • Location: Ningbo & Zhoushan, Zhejiang province, China
  • Coal Capacity (Tonnes per year): 98 million
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Imports
  • Coal source:

Articles and resources


  1. "Ningbo Port" Asia Trade Hub, July 15, 2011.
  2. "Official Opening Port for Zhejiang Zhoushan Coal Transfer Wharf" Zhejian Electric Power Construction Co., June 9, 2011
  3. Cross, Barry (2010-01-22). "Coal terminal for Chinese city of Ningbo". Dry Cargo Mag. Retrieved 2021-07-21.
  4. "Qinhuangdao Port Global Research," UBS, 15 January 2014
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Ningbo Port," Inside Ningbo, accessed Jan 2016
  6. "Ningbo, Zhoushan ports complete merger," by Zhong Nan (China Daily), 2015-09-30
  7. "Ningbo-Zhoushan retains world's busiest cargo handling port crown in 2020". Seatrade Maritime. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  8. "World's largest port Ningbo-Zhoushan set to further expand". CGTN. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  9. "Ningbo-Zhoushan raising $1.6bn to fund port expansion". Seatrade Maritime. 2020-02-26. Retrieved 2021-07-22.

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