Guangzhou (Nansha Port, China)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Asia

Local Time
04:26 17 Dec 2017

Coordinates
22.47180 N, 113.91200 E

  Port Map

Guangzhou is a Pearl River cruise port in southeastern China. The city's neighbours are Macao and Hong Kong. It has population over 11,5 million (metro over 44 million), ranking it the largest in southern China.

Among Guangzhou City's main tourist attractions are:

  • Guangxiao Temple - the city's oldest
  • Guangxiao Tower - the world's 3rd tallest
  • Huaisheng Mosque - China's oldest
  • Sha Mian (Shameen) Island, where foreign traders used to live.
  • Six-Banyan Temple (aka Flower Pagoda, and 1000 Buddha Pagoda) - dates back to 537 AD.
  • In Yuexiu Park are located the Monument to Sun Yat-sen (a 14th-century watchtower), the Statue of Five Rams, and the Seaman's Pavilion.

Guangzhou became part of the Chinese Empire in the 3rd century BC. Merchants from Arabia, India, Persia and other countries traded here for centuries before the Portugueses' arrival in the 16th century . They were followed in the 17th century by British merchants, and in the 18th century - by Dutch and French traders.

In 1842, Guangzhou became a treaty port (port cities in China and Japan opened to foreign trade by unequal treaties with the Western powers). In 1946, the city was returned to China. During WW2 (1939-1945) japan occupied and heavily damaged the city.

Guangzhou cruise port Nansha

Port Guangzhou has a total of 4600 berths (designated mooring locations), 133 buoys and 2359 anchorages.

  • The port can handle ships with DWT (deadweight tonnage) up to 3,000 tons.
  • The port handles a wide range of activities, including loading / discharging, warehousing, storage, logistics , container cargo and passenger services. Most of the shipped goods are agricultural and industrial products, including crude oil, coal, ore, steel, chemicals, automobiles, grain.

Guangzhou (China) cruise port Nansha Port

Large cruise ships to Guangzhou dock at Nansha Port. This is the city's "seaport" located on Longxue Island (at Pearl River's west bank). Nansha Terminal is in the Pearl River Delta's center, bordering to the south with South China Sea, to the east with Shenzhen, and to the west with Nanhai, Panyu, Shunde.

  • Nansha Port is the city's (and the entire Guangzhou-Foshan industrial area's) only connection to the Pacific Ocean. All maijor Pearl River Delta cities are within a 100 km (60 ml) radius from Nansha Port, maiking it their connecting hub for cargo shipping and cruise ship traffic. The combined cargo and passenger traffic from Nansha is served by an advanced highway and waterway network.
  • Note: All China river cruise deals are inclusive of internal / domestic flights between Beijing-Xian-Chongqing and between Shanghai-Wuhan.
  • In June 2017, Genting Cruise Lines (Genting Hong Kong / GHK's travel division) signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Asia's largest airline - China Southern Airlines, for fly-cruise partnership in China. Under the agreement, both parties work to develop Guangzhou as a world-class travel hub and homeport for cruise ships, offering convenient and discount priced "flight and cruise" travel deals. Genting Cruise Lines consists of 2 brands - Dream Cruises (premium) and Star Cruises (budget). Genting and China Southern Airlines combined their vast resources in sales, marketing and promotions in order to create competitive travel products (like the new "Air Cruise Travel" program) targeting both groups and individual travellers.

 

China river cruise deals are inclusive of internal / domestic flights between Beijing-Xian-Chongqing and between Shanghai-Wuhan.

Guangzhou Tower

Canton Tower (aka Guangzhou Tower) is the city's TV and Sightseeing Tower, with height of 595,7 m (1954 ft) and building cost of USD 450 million. This multi-purpose observation tower was finished in 2009 and is operational since September 2010. It was inaugurated for the 2010 Asian Games (aka XVI Asiad) held in Guangzhou City between November 12-27, 2010.

Guangzhou Tower

  • In 2010, Guangzhou Tower became the world's tallest tower, until surpassed by the Tokyo Skytree (height 634 m / 2080 ft, building cost USD 806 million) in February 2012.
  • It was also China's tallest structure until surpassed by the Shanghai Tower (height 632 m / 2073 ft, cost to build USD 2,4 billion) in August 2013.
  • As of 2017, Guangzhou Tower is the world's 3rd tallest tower (after Tokyo Skytree and Shanghai Tower) and the world's 5th-tallest freestanding structure.
  • "488 Look Out" is located at the antenna mast (at height of 488 m / 1601 ft), ranking it the world's highest outdoor observation deck. From here, visitors can enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view of Guangzhou City. This unique venue is the best place for making photos of the city, especially for nlight photography.

Bubble Tram is a horizontal ferris wheel encircling at the top of Canton Tower at height of 455 m (1493 ft). This ranks it the world’s highest ferris wheel. Bubble Tram consists of a total of 16 spherical cabins, each rotating along the slanted track (at a 15-degree slope to the tower structure). From these "bubble cabins" visitors can enjoy the scenic Guangzhou City views.

Guangzhou Tower - Bubble Tram

Guangzhou cruise terminal

Port Guangzhou has a total of 4600 berths (designated mooring locations), 133 buoys and 2359 anchorages.

  • The port can handle ships with DWT (deadweight tonnage) up to 3,000 tons.
  • The port handles a wide range of activities, including loading / discharging, warehousing, storage, logistics , container cargo and passenger services. Most of the shipped goods are agricultural and industrial products, including crude oil, coal, ore, steel, chemicals, automobiles, grain.

Large (ocean) cruise ships to Guangzhou dock at Nansha Port (positioned on the CruiseMapper's interactive map above, next to the port's "schedule" button).

Nansha Port ferry and cruise terminal

  • Both ferries and cruise vessels dock at the Nansha Ferry Terminal. Cruise passengers are transported via shuttle buses to Guangzhou City. Travel distance is approx 60 km (38 ml) via S105 Nansha Port Expressway.
  • After Nansha Port's dredging, it can now handle vessels up to 100,000 GT (gross tonnage). They can enter the port even at low tide.

The Guangzhou cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Guangzhou, Nansha Port, China.

If you lose the Guangzhou location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.