Separated by Kowloon Peninsula into two areas, western port and the eastern port, the port of Shenzhen is spread in an area of 260 km along the Shenzhen city’ coastline. There are about 21 feeder routes to other ports in the Pearl River Delta region and 500 ships cross the Shenzhen port on a monthly basis.
The port facilitates logistics services with 140 berths altogether further segregated into 51 berth vessels with 10,000 tonnes dead-weight and 90 operational vessels. The Shekou Passenger terminal is one of the busiest terminals in China which provides fast ferry services across the Pearl River Delta to Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai.
Until 1979, it was a small border town with about 30 thousand residents that served as a customs station from the Port of Hong Kong into mainland China. The Yantian District is one of six districts in Shenzhen City. In 1979, it was designated a special economic zone by the People's Republic of China, opening the town to foreign investment. Since 1980, the area has grown unimaginably, with 7.6 million living in the Shenzen metropolitan area.
The port is home to 39 shipping companies who have launched 131 international container routes. It serves as one of the important ports in terms of China’s international trade and economic hinterland for Hong Kong trade with the Mainland.