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World Ports: Guangzhou, China

This is the first instalment of our World Ports information series, covering the major shipping ports around the world. We’re going to start off in China (seeing as it is the largest shipping nation in the world) and the Port of Guangzhou, moving northwards up the Chinese coast as we go along.


Guangzhou Port is the main seaport of #Guangzhou city, in Guangdong province. It is the departure point of the Marine Silk Road and has constantly been an important foreign trading gateway of the Pan-pearl River Delta as well as the country, due to it being situated at the intersection of the three most important rivers in Southern #China: the Dong, Xi and Bei Rivers. All three rivers have waterways, railways, expressways and airlines intersecting here, thus forming a critical transportation hub.


As a major national #port and #container trunk port, it is the largest comprehensive hub port in Southern China. As well as serving as the main economic and transport centre for the Pearl River Delta region and Guangdong province, it is also a vital transport hub for industries located in neighbouring provinces like Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Hunan, Hubei and Jiangxi.


Port Data:

Name: Guangzhou

Code: CNGZG

Type: River Port

Country: China

Time Zone: GMT+8

Deadweight Restriction: -

Port Position: 23° 4' 60.00" N , 113° 25' 0.00" E

Nearest Airport: Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport


Global Container Port Ranking, 2016: 7th
Container Shipping Volume, 2016: 18.85 Million TEUs