Xiamen is a major port city on China's southeast coast. Part of Fujian province, the city covers an area of 1700 km2 (656 ml2) and has population over 3,5 million (metro over 5,1 million). The city has all 6 districts and urban population around 1,9 million. It borders with Quanzhou and Zhangzhou. Jinmen Islands are located less than 10 km (6 ml) away.
Being one of the world's major Hokkien-speaking cities and China's largest, Xiamen and the surrounding cities house vast communities of overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia: Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia's Riau Province. Xiamen was a treaty port during the 19th century and one of the 4 original Special Economic Zones opened to foreign traders and investments when China started its economic reforms in the early 1980s.
The city is known for its colonial architecture, mild climate, low pollution and Hoklo influence. In 2006, it was ranked China's 2nd "most suitable city for living". It has a well-developed economy, the most important industries being shipbuilding, commercial fishing, food processing, textiles, tanning, machine tool manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, financial services. Xiamen benefits greatly from incoming foreign capital, particularly from Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
The city has excellent air, road, rail and seaport infrastructure. Port Xiamen is a huge deepwater seaport located on Xiamen Island's northern part. It features a large natural harbour, well connected to mainland China by rail and road. The seaport is one of China's busiest, in 2013 ranked among world's top 17 containership cargo ports. It serves mainly medium-sized and large container vessels, cruise liners and top-luxury yachts.
For 2016, the cruise port handled a total of 200,800 passengers (14.3% increase over 2015) and 79 ship calls. In 2017, these numbers grew to 126 ship calls and around 300,000 cruise tourists.
Xiamen cruise terminal
The image showns Xiamen island's new International Cruise Terminal in the port's Dongdu area.
In 2016, Xiamen International Cruise Terminal started a berth expansion project (scheduled completion in 2018). The expanded wharf has 3 berths and capacity to berth 1 large cruise liner plus 2 medium-sized ships simultaneously. The port also built a new passenger terminal with capacity 6,000 passengers. The Xiamen homeport project also includes as waterfront facilities retail shops, entertainment venues, hotels, commercial zones.
Port Xiamen 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 Xiamen, 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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The Xiamen 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 Xiamen, China.
If you lose the Xiamen 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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