Qingdao (Tsingtao) is a major Yellow Sea port located on Shantung Peninsula's south coast (northeastern China), at Kiaochow Bay's entrance. The seaport features one of China's most beautiful natural harbours. Qingdao is also a major industrial city , Shandong province's largest city and China's 19th largest by population (around 9,05 million, metro around 6,2 million).
World's longest sea bridge - Jiaozhou Bay Bridge (aka Qingdao Haiwan Bridge) was opened in 2011. It has length 41,6 km (26 ml) and cost to build USD 1,5 billion (GBP 900 million). The seabridge connects central Qingdao City with its Huangdao District (aka Yellow Island) going over Jiaozhou Bay.
This was a small fishing village until early 20th century, when German military forces landed at the port. Port's strategic location led to large-scale maritime trade. Orient Ferry (Qingdao to Shimonoseki ferries) link Qingdao with Shimonoseki Japan. There are also 2 ferry lines connecting Qingdao with South Korea (Incheon and Gunsan).
The seaport is hosts one of the world's busiest cargo ports. It is connected wit hregularly scheduled containership lines with around 450 ports in 130 different countries.
Port's annual cargo shipping capacity for the first time exceeded 100 million tons in 2003. The number of TEUs (containers) then reached 3,41 million. By 2011, the port was ranked world's 6th busiest by total cargo volume (372 million tons). In terms of TEU volumes, the port is ranked world's 8th largest.
The port consist of 4 very large areas - Dagang, Qianwan, Dongjiakou, and Huangdong (serving oil tankers). Port's largest container terminals are Qingdao Qianwan and Qingdao Cosport, The port has a separate terminal serving bulk carriers (iron ore).
On June 13, 2018, the Genting Hong Kong-owned company Star Cruises celebrated the inaugural cruise of its ship SuperStar Aquarius homeported here. The Qingdao roundtrip cruise itineraries visited ports in Japan (Beppu, Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Sasebo). In November 2018, the fleetmate SuperStar Virgo also started its homeport itinerary program from Qingdao with 4-night roundtrips to Japan (Kagoshima, Fukuoka, Nagasaki).
Qingdao cruise terminal
Cruise ships in Qingdao dock at Qingdao Passenger Transport Center (cruise terminal). The cruise ship dock is located approx 3 km (2 ml) from downtown. Bus shuttle service for passenger transportation is provided.
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.
|18 October, 2018|
|24 October, 2018|
|27 October, 2018|
|29 October, 2018|
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.
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