Port of Dalian

Port of Dalian



Founded in 1899 at the southern tip of Liaodong Peninsula in China’s Liaoning province, the Port of Dalian is the northernmost ice-free port in China. Ranked the 16th largest-container port in the world in 2018, Dalian handled 9.7 million TEUs that year. Dalian was also the largest multi-purpose port in northeast China, serving the seaports of north Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Rim. The port’s infrastructure included 160 km of specialized railway lines, 300,000 square meters of warehouses, 1.8 million square meters of stacking yards and over 1,000 units of various types of loading and discharging machinery and equipment. Of its 80 modern berths, 38 were deep water berths for vessels of over 10,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT).

Owned and managed by the state-owned Dalian Port Corporation Limited, the Port of Dalian consists of Daliangang, Dalianwan, Xianglujiao, Nianyuwan, Ganjinzi, Heizuizi, Si'ergou and Dayaowan port areas. In 2019, it provided shippers with established trading and shipping links with more than 300 ports in 160 countries and regions, covering 68 international and domestic container shipping routes.

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2017

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2016

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2015

JOC Top 50 Global Container Ports 2014

21 Jan 2022
Yantian International Container Terminal (YICT) and Shekou Container Terminal are restricting the number of export containers they will accept in an effort to clear an existing backlog of boxes in advance of the Lunar New Year holiday on Feb. 1.
20 Jun 2017
Port sector consolidation in China is expected to accelerate this year.
23 Jan 2017
Shippers moving goods from northeastern China to international markets are turning to Russian ports.