Previously known as Nansha Phase 2, Guangzhou South China Oceangate Container Terminal has a total quay length of 2,100 m across six container berths and a capacity of 4.2m teu. Construction began in December 2004, with the first two berths going into service in December 2006. The berths have a draught of 15.5 m alongside and the same depth in the approach channel.
Covering a total area of 223 ha, the terminal is equipped with ship-to-shore cranes with a reach of 23 containers across, and has 4,968 reefer plugs. There are 12 inbound gates for truck access and six outbound (which can be expanded to 12 outbound if needed). Security is provided by CCTV systems and an auto-gate system using radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology.
The terminal has also installed an advanced sanitation system that eliminates water pollution, and in June 2007 began the process of applying to the WHO for Sanitary Port Status, one of three pioneering ports in mainland China to do so.