The port of Xiamen
Port of Xiamen ranks 15th largest container port in the world and handled about 10 million TEU of cargo in 2018. Located on Xiamen Island, bordering the mainland coast, and against the Jiulong Jiang River in southern Fujian, China, Port Xiamen, is one of the mainline ports in the Asia-Pacific region. Xiamen port is in 6th place in China in terms of capacity to handle sixth-generation container ships.
All of the top 20 shipping companies in the world have established their major shipping routes and operations in Xiamen. In 2019, Xiamen Port served a total of 68 shipping routes and there were more than 50 countries shipping from Xiamen to almost all major ports in the world, representing an average of 469 ship visits per month. Xiamen Port is owned by Xiamen Port Authority, and it is also operated by them. Moreover, Xiamen Port Authority is a division of Xiamen Municipal Government.
In 2019, the Port of Xiamen provided 74 berths, including ships of 100,000 or more tons, 23 berths, which can load 10,000 or more tons and 9 container terminals were available. Also, Xiamen was one of the first mainland China ports that allowed cargo to be shipped directly to Kaohsiung, Taiwan’s largest port.
Did you know?
The first ever ‘cargo only’ flight was recorded in November 1910 in the USA, using a Wright Model B aeroplane that flew 65 miles carrying a package of silk. The business owner used the pioneering transport more as a PR stunt to celebrate the opening of his store, with the bundle of silk cut into individual pieces and glued onto souvenir postcards.