Re: The Unbelievable Water Tower of Qingdao

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Posted by Stuart Gilman ( on November 24, 2002 at 06:15:29:

In Reply to: Re: The Unbelievable Water Tower of Qingdao posted by Stuart Gilman on November 24, 2002 at 06:09:48:

It would appear that this official description validates the original post:

Chinese Ports - 1996
Port Name: Qingdao Province Shandong
Position Latitude 36 04' N Longtitude 120 19 E
Location on the Shandong Peninsula
to the southeast of Jiaozhou Bay
Authority Qingdao Port Authority
Tel (532) 224090 Fax (532) 222878 Tlx 32176 HABQD CN

General Assessment:
Qingdao is the largest commercial port in Shandong Province, well sheltered, ice free and silt free. A high technology Industrial Park and an Economic and Technical Development Zone have been set up near the port, the increase in container trade is expected. Coal from Shanxi Province is exported through the port. Plans exist to convert Qingdao into a free port by the year 2020.

The Qingdao - Jinan railway connects with the Tianjin - Pukou and Lancun - Yantai railways and thus the national railway system. There is is a significant highway network linking the ports to all parts of the Shandong Province and beyond.

Port Capacity
Cargo Throughput (million tons) 35.4 in 1993
(TONS) 430,000 in 1994

Planned Development
Additional coal and general cargo berths are under construction at the new port area of Qianwan.

General cargo berths at Wharf No. 8 are being converted into container facilities.

A new crude oil berth and pipeline are also under construction at Huangdao.

Cargo Handling Facilities

(metres) Depth
(metres) Max Vesssel Size
(GRT) Cargo Handling Equipment

Container Seafrontage 1,778 10.5 ~ 13 50,000 Yes
Bulk Cargo Seafrontage 1,000 10.3 - -
Breakbulk Seafrontage 2,150 9.1 - -
Barge/Small Craft Seafrontage - - - -
Oil Terminal Jetties (No.) 402 12.5 - -

Port Services
Tugs 9, max, output 3200 hp
Repair Facilities drydocking & repair available
Others a floating crane of 250 tons capacity

Approach Channel

Outer Inner
Length 22n miles 8n miles
Width - -
Depth at C.D. (metres) 15 metres 9 ~ 30 metres

Export cargoes include coal and crude oil. Imports include metal ores, grain, steel, timber and fertilizers.
Container services now operate to the United States and are expanding.

Harbour Plan
Qingdao Port
Huangdao Oil Terminal

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