The new terminal will have two 50,000-tonne container berths, with a total quay length of 800 m, a depth alongside and water channel of 15.2 m and a yard area of 60 ha. Once a railway extension is completed to QPZ, a number of cities along two major railway arteries – the Beijing-Kowloon and Guangzhou-Meizhou-Shantai routes – will have door-to-door access to the port, which will operate a wide range of connections via feeder and long-haul services.
HPIC, located in Guangdong province, has four multi-purpose berths and five oil berths, capable of handling non-containerised goods such as oil and LPG as well as container and bulk cargo.
The partnership between the two companies began in 2006. John Meredith, group managing director of HPH, commented: “We look forward to a successful partnership with the Huizhou government and the Huizhou Port Affairs Group Co Ltd. We will develop Huizhou into one of the leading ports in South China.”