The Port of Chiwan

Statistics & Freight Shipping Details



Location: South of Xiaonanshan, in Nanshan, Shenzhen, China
Official Website:

Additional Info:  

  • The port of Chiwan is used by ships for crew changes, as well as off-shore vessels partaking in oil exploration in the South China Sea.
  • The primary export is paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard.
  • There are a number of historic sites in Chiwan, including the Chiwan Left Fort, the Chiwan Tianhou Temple, and the Song Shaodi’s Tomb.


The port of Chiwan is part of the Port of Shenzhen, and is a sino-foreign joint venture invested in by 4 Chinese companies. It stretches from the East China Sea down to the Hangzhou Bay, near where the Yangtze & Qiatang Rivers meet.


  • Water location: Gulf of Tonkin (Gulf)
  • Qiongzhou Strait (Strait)
  • Anchorage depth: 3.4m – 4.6m
  • Cargo pier depth: 3.4m – 4.6m
  • Oil terminal depth: 4.9m – 6.1m
  • Harbor size: Very Small
  • Railway size: Small
  • Harbor type: Coastal Breakwater
  • Max size: Up to 500 feet in length
  • Repairs: Limited
  • Shelter: Fair

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