Dalian Port is a seaport located at the southernmost tip of Liaodong Peninsula in the Yellow Sea, in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China. The major towns near Dalian Port are Zhoushuizi, Ganjingzi, Xigang, and Zhongshan. It is the busiest and largest seaport in Northeast China and the 10th busiest seaport in China. Dalian Port is also the largest man-made deep-water harbor in China.
The port area includes the main port, the outer port, and the Dalian Port Free Trade Zone. The main port handles containers, general cargo, and bulk cargo, while the external port handles crude oil and iron ore. The Dalian Port Free Trade Zone is a state-level free trade zone approved by the State Council.
Dalian Port was first built in 1899 as a small fishing village. It was later developed into an important port during the Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). The port was heavily bombed by the Japanese during World War II. After the war, the port was rebuilt and expanded.
In recent years, Dalian Port has undergone rapid development.
Dalian Port is an essential gateway for trade between China and the rest of the world. The Dalian Port handles a large cargo volume, with over 100 million tons yearly. The port is a central hub for trade with Russia, Japan, and South Korea. The port is also a major center for shipbuilding. It is also a necessary base for the Chinese navy.
The primary export commodities of Dalian Port are agricultural products, minerals, petroleum products, coal, chemical products, metal products, and manufactured goods. The main import commodities are crude oil, chemical, metal, coal, agricultural, and manufactured goods. Dalian Port has a complete set of facilities and equipment for loading and unloading various types of cargo and has a complete set of procedures for customs clearance, inspection and quarantine, and transportation. Dalian Port strictly implements the relevant laws and regulations of the State on port management and has established a sound port management system. Dalian Port has a good reputation in the international shipping community and enjoys a high reputation in the global shipping market. Dalian Port has been selected as one of the world’s top 500 ports for many years.
In order to ensure the safety of navigation and port operation and protect the legitimate rights and interests of port users, the Dalian Port sets the following requirements for the export and import of goods:
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must hold valid documents and be approved by the port authority.
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must comply with the “International Code for the Safe Carriage of Solid Bulk Cargoes” and the “IMO Code of Practice for the Safe Loading and Unloading of Bulk Carriers.”
- All ships carrying dangerous goods must hold valid documents and be approved by the port authority.
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must have valid insurance documents.
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must comply with the “International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships” and the “China Maritime Environmental Protection Regulations.”
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must have a waste disposal plan approved by the port authority.
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must have a ballast water management plan approved by the port authority.
- All ships entering the Dalian Port must comply with the “Regulations of the People’s Republic of China on the Control of Ships Carrying Noxious Liquid Substances in Bulk.”
Address1 Gangwan Street Zhongshan District Dalian, Liaoning 116004 China
Port AuthorityDalian Port Corporation Limited
Phone86 411 8262 7147
Fax86 411 8280 7148
Coordinates38º 55′ 0” N, 121º 39′ 0” E
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