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Taicang Port

Updated: 2018-05-14

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Taicang Port, which is located at the south bank of the Yangtze River estuary, is a nationally recognized artery port for container transportation at the north wing of the Shanghai International Navigation Center, a hub for transportation by river and sea, and also the No.1 foreign trade port deemed as a key project by Jiangsu province. It has a 38-kilometer-long coastal line along the Yangtze River and a 12.5-meter-long deep-water route. It has 56 berths of different sizes, including 29 at 10,000-ton level and 10 for containers. The designed throughput capacity is 97.80 million tons and 4.35 million TEUs.

By the end of 2011, the throughput of cargos of Taicang Port had reached 110 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 27.3 percent, ranking the 12th among the national ports; the throughput of containers reached 3.058 million TEUs, a year-on-year increase of 38.3percent, ranking the 28th among the national ports. In the year, Taicang Port signed agreements with the Port of Keelung and the Port of Taichung of Taiwan for cooperation. It has established partnership with a number of ports of Wuhan, Hefei, Wuhu, Xuzhou, Pizhou and Huai'an. Shanghai Pan-Asia Shipping has located its Empty Container Distribution Center in Taicang. A total of 18 more routes were added, bringing the number of the total routes to 99, including 11 for foreign trade, 29 for domestic trade, 41 as branches of the Yangtze River (canals) and 18 as branches of Yangshan Port, realizing an operation following the public transportation mode.

The system for linkage between the development zones and the port is implemented throughout the province. Service centers were established in Suzhou Industrial Park, High-tech Park and Kunshan Development District. Taicang Port Service Group Co., Ltd and Taicang Port Container Shipment Co., Ltd were established. Therefore, Taicang Port was honored as a model port of Jiangsu province.