Port of Tianjin

Port of Tianjin


The largest port in Northern China and the main maritime gateway to Beijing, The Port of Tianjin is one of the primary logistics and shipping hub of North China. It is located on the western shore of the Bohai Bay, on the estuary of the Haihe River, 170 km southeast of Beijing and 60 km east of Tianjin city. The largest man-made port in mainland China, and one of the largest in the world, it was the ninth-largest container port in the world in 2018. In 2019, the port reported total container throughput of 15.97 million TEUs, an increase of 6.2 percent over 2018. In 2019, the port traded with more than 600 ports in some 180 countries and territories around the world. It was served by over 115 regular container lines, including all of the world’s top 20 liners.

The Port of Tianjin is part of the Binhai New Area district of Tianjin Municipality, the main special economic zone of northern China. It lies directly east of the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), one of China’s first national economic and technological development zones. After years of development, TEDA has expanded from the original 33 square kilometers to more than 400 square kilometers, and has formed a new development pattern of “one zone with ten parks” by developing ten parks of clear industrial orientation and development direction. TEDA was once rated as “China’s Most Dynamic Region” by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

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01 Aug 2022
With North American shippers importing record amounts of Asia-made goods, the largest gains by volume were recorded at the Chinese ports of Shanghai, Ningbo-Zhoushan, and Shenzhen.
Top 50 Global Container Ports 2018
09 Aug 2019
Asian gateways continued to dominate the global port market in 2018, handling more than three-quarters of the total throughput of the top 50 container ports worldwide.
15 Apr 2016
Cross-border e-commerce and the continuing development of a new free trade zone are expected to be the primary drivers of growth in Tianjin’s port and logistics sector while aiding the recovery of the city’s economy following deadly explosions at the port last year.
25 Mar 2016
Nepal will be given access to China’s Bohai Rim port of Tianjin in an agreement signed in Beijing this week, allowing the landlocked mountain republic to break its near total dependence on trade routes through India.
23 Oct 2015
Throughput at China’s top eight container ports showed a modest fall in September as the after-effects of the deadly August blasts at Tianjin port continue to weigh on the numbers.
28 Aug 2015
A senior transportation official in Tianjin, China was found dead Wednesday after falling from his office.
26 Aug 2015
An explosion and fire that devastated the Chinese port of Tianjin, the 10th-busiest global container gateway, could cost the insurance industry more than $2 billion, making it one of the most expensive maritime disasters ever, according to a London market underwriter.
17 Aug 2015
Tianjin's main container terminals continue to operate normally in the aftermath of last week’s deadly explosion at the Binhai New Area that killed more than 112 people, but the discovery at the weekend of a huge amount of highly toxic chemicals has the port on edge.
14 Aug 2015
Container operations at the Port of Tianjin are returning to normal after two explosions rocked the 10th largest global container port and the main gateway serving Beijing.
13 Aug 2015
Operations at two container terminals in the port of Tianjin have been suspended following the massive blast at a dangerous goods warehouse that has reportedly killed more than 40 people and injured hundreds.
12 Aug 2015
An enormous explosion said to have injured hundreds and been felt 10 kilometers away from the epicenter has been blamed on a container held at a terminal in the Binhai New Area, Tianjin, China, according to Chinese news report.