Introduction of Xingang Port
Xingang Port is located in Tianjin municipalities. Tianjin is one of the four municipalities in Chinain the northeast of the North China Plain, facing the Bohai Sea in the east. It adjoins Beijing in the north and borders on Hebei in the east, west and south. Lying on the east of Tianjian, Xingang Port is the largest man-made port in China with an average depth of 11 meter. Due to the geographical advantage and its large scale, the port plays an important role in transportation both home and abroad.
The Xingang Port has a long history. In Eastern Han Dynasty, for the purpose of transporting warriors, many canals were excavated to connect with existing rivers. After confluence, these rivers finally flowed into sea. Since Tang Dynasty, the port is originally formed. In 1860, the Qing Government was forced to sign the Beijing Treaty with British and France. According to the treaty, Tianjin was opened as trade port. In 1937, the Japanese invaded China and took over most docks in Tianjin and Tanggu. After renovation, Tianjin port became the largest trade port in the north of China. On October 1945, the Japanese began to build a new port to transport soldiers and loot resources. When the Japanese surrendered, The Kuoming Dang government seized the port, but the port was nearly a dead port. Until liberation, the port gradually restores its glory.
To take full use of the port as a hub, in 1951 Chinese government decided to renovate and extend the port. On October 17, 1952, it is a memorable day which the sound of sirens declared the renascence of the port When the 10,000-ton ship "Changchun" was driven in Xingang Port.
On October 17, 1952 the throughput of re-opened Xingang Port was less than 740,000 tons. In 2001, it became largest international port in north of China. Now the port possesses more than 140 various berths, including over seventy-six public berths, over fifty-five. 10,000-ton berths, with total coastline of 14.5 km.
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