Rizhao Port (Chinese: 日照港) is located in Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China. It faces the Yellow Sea and is close to Qingdao Port. It is a natural deep-water port.
Rizhao Port was built in 1982 and opened for operation in 1986. In 2018, Rizhao Port completed a cargo throughput of 380 million tons.
- 1978: The People’s Government of Shandong Province organized more than 600 people from 14 departments to conduct a four-month survey for Rizhao Port.
- 1980: The State Planning Commission of China approved the design assignment of Rizhao Port.
- 1982: Construction of Rizhao Port began.
- 1986: Rizhao Port passed the national inspection and acceptance of China and opened for operation.
- 1989: Rizhao Port was promoted to China’s national secondary enterprise.
July 1, 2003: The passenger box liner from Rizhao to Pyeongtaek in South Korea opened.
May 2007: Rizhao Port and Qingdao Port established a joint venture company to operate container business jointly.
- March 2018: Phase 1 of the automated terminal at Rizhao Port started construction.
- May 15, 2019: Phase 1 of the Rizhao Port Automated Container Terminal began operations.
- July 20, 2020: Phase 2 of the Rizhao Port Automated Container Terminal began operations.
- November 3, 2020: The second batch of 4 automated rail cranes from the third phase of the automated container terminal were delivered to the port.
As of 2019, Rizhao Port has 2 port areas: Shijiu Port Area and Lanshan Port Area.
There are 58 productive berths with an annual throughput of over 300 million tons.
Each dedicated berth in Rizhao Port is equipped with various loading and unloading equipment, providing ships arriving in the port.
Loading and unloading
As of 2010, Rizhao Port has 38 gantry cranes of 40 tons, 25 tons, 16 tons, and 10 tons.
7 high-horsepower diesel locomotives, 2 imported alumina special ship unloaders, tire cranes, excavators, and other lifting and transportation equipment.
As of 2010, Rizhao Port has 19 ships of various types, including 10 tugboats, 3 crane and dredgers, 3 barges, oil tankers, and transportation boats.
- In 1986, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 2.628 million tons.
- In 1987, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 4.25 million tons.
- In 1999, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 2.03 million tons.
- In 2000, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 26.738 million tons.
- In 2004, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 51.079 million tons.
- In 2007, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 131 million tons.
- In 2008, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 151 million tons.
- In 2018, Rizhao Port’s cargo volume was 380 million tons.
Phase 1 automated terminal: has 8 automated rail cranes. Increase the safety of loading and unloading work. The weather significantly reduces the loading and unloading work, and the work can be carried out 24 hours.
Phase 2 automated terminal: The area reaches 80,000 square meters, with 6 automated rail cranes.
Phase 3 automated terminal: It has 16 automated rail cranes, 4 remote-controlled quay cranes, crewless trucks, and man-machine hybrid driving, and supporting 5G communication technology. The lifting weight of the automated track is 41 tons.
Rizhao Port Data
- East Asia
- In use
- Official name
- Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China
- Rizhao Port Group Co., Ltd.
- Sea area
- Yellow Sea
- Port type
- Deepwater port
- Port code
- 37000700（JT/T 24－2015）；CNRZH（GB/T 7407）
- Annual container volume
- 4 million TEU (2018)
- Annual cargo tonnage
- 360 million tons (2011)
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