Qingdao or Tsingtao is situated on the south coast of Shantung Peninsula in north eastern China at the Kiaochow Bay's entrance, one of the most beautiful natural harbours in northern China. It's a major industrial city, fishing port, educational and cultural centre, as well as largest city in its province, Shandong, with a total land area of 11,067 km2 (4,273 ml2).
As of 2014, the city of Qingdao had a population of 9,046,200 people with urban population of 6,188,100. Looking out to Yellow Sea and lying across Shandong Peninsula, Qingdao borders Weifang to the west, Yantai to the northeast, and Rizhao to the southwest. In Chinese Qīng means "cyan" ("greenish-blue"), while dao means "island". The longest sea bridge in the world, Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, connects the main urban area of the city with Huangdao district, straddling Jiaozhou Bay sea areas.
The German Concession, located not far from the port, is a vivid display of European architecture including the Catholic cathedral and the Protestant church close to the entrance to Xinhao Park. Qingdao's old district surrounds Fulong Hill and Guanxiang Hill near the city centre. Cruisers can take a tour of The Tsing Tao Brewery which produces an excellent lager using antique brewing eqipment that is exported world-wide. There are also half a dozen pleasant beaches and some resort facilities in the town.
Qingdao was a small village until, at the beginning of the 20th century, German military forces landed at the port. From being a little fishing village, its strategic position led to maritime trade and German, Japanese and Chinese naval control of the city.
Orient Ferry links Qingdao with Shimonoseki in Japan. There are 2 ferry lines that connect Qingdao with South Korea. New Golden Bridge II serves between Qingdao and Incheon, while Blue Sea Ferry links Qingdao with Gunsan.
Qingdao hosts one of the busiest seaports in the world. Cooperative relations were established with a total of 450 cruise ports in 130 different countries worldwide. The annual cargo handling capacity in 2003 for the first time exceeded 100 million tons. The number of containers then reached 3.41 million TEU of cargoes. By 2011, port Qingdao had become the 6th-busiest in the world by Total Cargo Volume, with 372 million tonnes of cargo handled in that year. It's 8th in the world in terms of Twenty Foot Equivalent Units (TEUs).
The Qingdao 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 Qingdao, China.
If you lose the Qingdao 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.
Port Qingdao cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Qingdao, China. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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24 October, 2017