Shanghai port

Navigation Information
Latitude: 31 14' N
Longtitude: 121 29' E

Port Authority
Shanghai Port Authority
Tel: (21)3290660
Fax: (21) 3290202
Tlx: 33023 SHACO CN

General Port Description
ServicesLocation: located on the Huangpu River at the mouth of the Changjiang RiverApproach Channel
Length -
Width -
Depth 9.5 metres
Tugs 80, max output 4100 hp
Repair Facilities ship repair and drydocks available
Others 5 floating cranes, max capacity 2500 tons
Pilotage position at CJK anchorage:30 56 00 N 122 25 00 E/ 31 00 00 N 122 32 00 E / 30 56 00 N 122 32 00 E/31 00 00 N 122 25 00E
Salinity at CJK :1.013
Max Draft at sand bars of Baoshan river,Wusong inner port, 6,1m FW plus tideTidal range: Max 4,24m
Lightening anchorage:Luhuashan DRAFT: 15m
River Salinity:0,997
Restrictions: DRAFT: 9,5m FW LOA: 226m BEAM: No restriction
Fresh water-provisions: AVAILABLE
Crew changes/spare parts deliveries:ATTENDED
Cargo berth - Handling FacilitiesTerminals Length(metres) CargoHandlingEquipment
Container Seafrontage 2,982 Yes
Bulk Cargo Seafrontage 3,863 Yes
Breakbulk Seafrontage 5,909 Yes
Barge/Small Craft Seafrontage 1,980 -
Passenger 117 -
Cargo Working Buoys 96 -
Floating crane - Yes

Basic Documents Required For Vessel's Entry:
a. General Declaration
b. Ship's Store Declaration
c. Crew's Effects Declaration
d. Crew List
e. Cargo Declaration
f. Report on Ship's Particulars
g. Maritime Declaration of Health
h. Animal and Plant Quarantine Declaration
Note: IMO standard forms are applicable to items a - e.

3. Pilotage
a. It is compulsory for foreign vessels.
b. Pilot service is available for 24 hours a day but shall be booked one day before.
c. Pilot ship is located at the position of 1220810E, 310312N and is able to contacted on channel 16 or 69 by VHF.

4. Channel
There are 2 channels available for navigation. One is called Nancao Channel and another called Beicao Channel. Nancao Channel is the customary route while Beicao Channel is especially for heavily loaded vessels. Pilot decides to use Nancao Channel or Beicao Channel in accordance with the condition of the vessel. Using Beicao Channel must be applied to Harbor Master 24 hours in advance for their permission.

5. Anchorage
There are two anchorages available with the different functions.

a. Changjiangkou Anchorage is located in the position of 12225 - 12232E, 3056 - 3100N with the function of awaiting berth and awaiting tide, etc.
b. Wusong Anchorage is located in the position of A (1213321E, 312415N), B (1213345E, 312450N), C (1213550E, 312300N), D (1213615E, 312333N) with the function of quarantine, etc.

6. Tugs
Tugs are available for assistance of berthing, unberthing and escorting operation with horsepower ranging from 1,200 HP to 4,100 HP.

7. Supply Services
a. Bunkers can be delivered by barge and the local supplier is China Marine Bunker Supply Company (CHIMBUSCO). The booking orders can be placed through overseas bunker brokers or through this company.
b. Fresh water can be delivered from terminals fixed with water pipe, or otherwise, delivered by barge.
c. The reliable sub-contractor of this company or the ship chandler recommended by this company can supply provisions and ship's stores. Note:
Bunkers can be delivered at terminals and Wusong anchorage only, but delivery of fresh water, provisions and ship's stores has no such

8. Port Restrictions
a. Shanghai port is a tidal port and heavily loaded vessels must take the favorable tide to enter and leave the port. The officially announced draft is 9.7m in fresh water only, but maxim allowable draft might be more or less subject to tide permitting when vessel's entry.

b. Vessels calling shipyard, private terminals and the wharf located at up-reach of the Huangpu River are not permitted to berth/unberth before sunrise or after sunset.
c. Mooring/unmooring operation at buoys is not permitted at nighttime.
d. All tankers are forbidden to stay in port idly.
e. All tankers are forbidden to carry hazardous transit cargo without permission granted by harbormaster.
f. The age of the tankers calling the terminals located in Huangpu River must be less than 12 years and this restriction can be relaxed to 15 years if calling the terminals located off Huangpu River.

9. Spare parts clearance:

A.Spare parts by airline

a.USD350 per B/L which cgo weight betwwen 10KGS to 50KGS

b.USD500 per B/L which cgo weight between 50KGS to 100KGS

c.USD800 per B/L which cgo weight between 100KGS to 200KGS

d.USD1150 per B/L which cgo weight between 200KGS to 500KGS

B.Spare parts by marine

USD1850 per one 20' TEU and USD2500 per one 40' TEU.

Shanghai has a highly developed economy, its annual industrial output value constituting half of the national total. 99% of Shanghai's foreign-trade goods are handled by its port; its annual passenger traffic and cargo throughput rank first in China. Shanghai has established trade relations with about 160 countries and regions throughout the world and served by 20 international shipping lines.

General Information
Shanghai is the largest port in China. Being the centre of China's coastwise traffic, the Changjiang River Traffic, and ocean shipping and also being a water - rail intermodal transport juncture, it is a comprehensive and multi-propose commercial port and one of China's main foreign trade ports, however, access to the port is restricted by its limited depth. Even with dredging, there may be difficult in accommodating 6000 TEU ships. Ningbo's Beilungang may supplement Shanghai to cater for the large container ships. Shanghai Container Terminals (SCT), a joint venture set up by Shanghai Port Authority and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, owns and operates all container facilities in Shanghai.

The Changjiang River links the port to inland provinces and its central coastal position gives access to all Chinese ports north and south. The Beijing - Shanghai, Shanghai - hangzhou and Zhejiang - Jiangxi railways link up with the national railway system. The highways network radiates out in all directions to inland provinces. A number of new bridges have been built to link up the various port area.