With ONE INFINITY berthing at Berth #16 of Yantian Port, YANTIAN has welcomed the maiden voyage of 8 largest container vessels of the world, each with a carrying capacity of over 24,000 TEU, in just 45 days. This year, 15 "giants of the sea" berth at YANTIAN, far exceeding that of other ports in South China, ranking top in South China.
From July 13 to 14, the 2023 Shenzhen Skills Competition-Electric Port Machinery Operator Skills Competition was held in YANTIAN. The competition attracted 62 contestants from 18 large ports in China, and a total of 16 contestants from YANTIAN advanced to the final. Among the top 10 players, 8 are from YANTIAN, and YANTIAN finally took both the first and second places home.
YANTIAN held the Customer Communication Session 2023, expecting to drive industrial prosperity together with its customers and partners. Lawrence Shum, Managing Director of Hutchison Ports YANTIAN, expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the over 500 guests from all over the world present.
The promotion event of the YANTIAN-Gaolan Port Alliance was held in Zhuhai. This is the fourth port alliance established by YANTIAN in the Greater Bay Area, following Huizhou, Dongguan, and Zhongshan.
The 24,346-TEU "MSC IRINA" made its inaugural call at Hutchison Ports YANTIAN (YANTIAN). With the recent arrival of four world's largest container vessels in 22 days, YANTIAN has set new records for three times.
The launch ceremony and promotion event of YANTIAN-Zhongshan Port Alliance was held in Zhongshan, Guangdong. YANTIAN-Zhongshan Port Alliance marks that exporters in Zhongshan and even those on the west bank of the Pearl River can enjoy more convenient port services to further reduce clearance time and logistics costs.
The inauguration ceremony of YANTIAN's Inland Port in Chenzhou and the Chenzhou-Shenzhen (YANTIAN) Intermodal Service was held. Chenzhou Inland Port is YANTIAN's 11th inland port and its 3rd inland port in Hunan Province, after Liling and Yueyang.
YANTIAN held the contract signing ceremony for YANTIAN East Port Phase I Development. The total investment of this project is about RMB10.9 billion. This signing ceremony marks that the YANTIAN East Port project has ushered in a new stage.
"Xin Ao Pu Tuo Hao", the world's largest LNG bunker vessel fitted with Type C tanks, successfully delivered LNG bunker fuel via ship-to-ship transfer to "CMA CGM Sorbonne" at YANTIAN, one of the busiest container terminals globally. This marks the first LNG bunkering operation performed in South China.
"EVER ARIA", the world's largest container vessel with a carrying capacity of 24,004 TEU, called at YANTIAN on her maiden voyage. "EVER ARIA" is independently designed and manufactured in China.
YANTIAN's 10th inland port was established in Nanchang, as part of the terminal's effort to build a well-developed intermodal service network in Nanchang.
YANTIAN clinched the "Best Green Container Terminal" Award at the 2022 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards Ceremony, marking the third time the port is recognized in four years. The shortlist of four finalists had been culled from an initial nomination list of eight ports around the globe, with YANTIAN emerging as the winner.
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and his delegation visited YANTIAN. The delegation was briefed on the development and the blueprint of the terminal. Premier Li also talked to the frontline staff members while touring the port facilities. He encouraged YANTIAN to establish itself as a leading world-class port.
YANTIAN Inland Port (Jiangmen) plaque unveiling ceremony and the promotion event was held in Jiangmen, Guangdong Province. YANTIAN established its 9th inland port in Jiangmen.
YANTIAN was proud to accommodate six 400-metre-long vessels concurrently. This marks the first time that six 400-metre-long vessels have simultaneously berthed at YANTIAN, which is a rare occurrence to receive such sizable vessels simultaneously at any global ports.
"EVER ALOT", the world's largest container vessel with a carrying capacity of 24,004 TEU, called at YANTIAN on her maiden voyage. "EVER ALOT" is independently designed and manufactured in China.
The ceremony marking the establishment of YANTIAN's Inland Port in Yueyang and the kick-off of the container rail service was held in Yueyang, Hunan Province. Yueyang became the 8th Inland Port of YANTIAN.
A ceremony was held to celebrate the launch of the new inland port in Longchuan County, Guangdong Province. YANTIAN established its 7th inland port in Longchuan.
YANTIAN welcomed the inaugural call of “Ever Arm” on its maiden voyage, one of the 10 new 24,000-TEU class ultra-large container vessels built by Evergreen. It is currently the world's largest container vessel, which is 400 meters long and 62 meters wide.
The Ministry of Transport and the National Development and Reform Commission jointly announced that 20 projects, including the "Yantian Port’s Asia-Pacific-Pan-Pearl River Delta-Europe International Multimodal Service Project", have been recognised as "National Multimodal Service Demonstration Project". Yantian Port is the only port in Shenzhen to receive this distinction.
YANTIAN's West Port container terminal project received the Luban Prize from the China Construction Industry Association, and also won the National Quality Engineering Award from China Association of Construction Enterprise Management, becoming the only project to clinched the two awards.
The groundbreaking ceremony for YANTIAN East Port container terminal project was held. This landmark event signifies the kick-off of the development of the automated container terminals of YANTIAN East Port and exemplifies Shenzhen’s efforts to build a port-based national logistics hub.
Hutchison Ports YANTIAN was named "Best Green Container Terminal" at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (AFLAS) ceremony. YANTIAN is the only container terminal to win this accolade, which marks the second time the terminal has attained the award in three years.
YANTIAN created a new record by handling 22,398 TEU for M.V. MSC FLAVIA, following the milestone of lifting 21,472 TEU for M.V. APL RAFFLES only two days ago.
the world’s largest container vessel “Ever Ace” called at YANTIAN on her maiden voyage.
a ceremony was held at Pinghu South Depot of China Railway Guangzhou Group to celebrate the establishment of YANTIAN’s Inland Port in Pinghu South and the launch of "Hutchison Ports Yantian” container rail service, marking the establishment of the sixth inland port of YANTIAN.
“ZIM Virginia” was bunkered with 2,700 tonnes of bonded fuel oil at YANTIAN, marking an important step of the bonded bunkering reform in Shenzhen.
YANTIAN held a ceremony to celebrate the achievement of its 200 millionth TEU, a world record it achieved in only 26.5 years ever since it handled its first TEU in 1994.
YANTIAN was awarded the "Shenzhen Mayor's Quality Award (Silver Award in Economic Category)” at the 2020 Shenzhen Quality Conference hosted by the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government.
“156yt”, the smart logistics platform of Yantian Port, was officially launched. “156yt” integrates the five existing systems of Yantian Port, including Yesinfo, eXpress, Miscellaneous Charge System, Safety and Security Data Center, and Pre-Advice System, making it the only one-stop integrated port information service platform in Yantian Port.
the world's first LNG-powered container vessel “CMA CGM JACQUES SAADE” made its inaugural call to YANTIAN. Measuring 400 meters long and 61.3 meters wide, the vessel can carry 23,112 TEU.
In September, the throughput of YANTIAN exceeded 1.46 million TEU, breaking the global record of monthly throughput for a single terminal run by one port operator once again, which was another breakthrough after the record of 1.42 million TEU made in August.
YANTIAN set a new single vessel operation record while serving the “MSC ISABELLA”, handling a total of 10,188 containers.
By the middle of June 2020, the four remote-controlled and semi-automatic quay cranes of YANTIAN had handled about 46,000 TEU. After trial operation and continuous improvement and optimisation, the four quay cranes have now been put into 24/7 operation, enabling YANTIAN to become the first container terminal in Shenzhen Port in the utilisation of remote-controlled and semi-automatic quay cranes.
YANTIAN was proud to accommodate five 400-meter-long vessels simultaneously—“CMA CGM Kerguelen”, “MSC Isabella”, “Monaco Maersk”, “MSC Jade”, and “Margrethe Maersk”. This is the first time that five mega-vessels with respective deadweight of over 200,000 tons have simultaneously berthed at a port in China. It is also a rare occurrence at ports globally.
YANTIAN welcomed the maiden voyage of the world's largest container vessel, the HMM Algeciras. Measuring 400 meters long and 61 meters wide, the vessel can carry 23,964 TEU.
On 23 July 2019, YANTIAN celebrated the maiden call of the “MSC Gulsun”, the world's largest container vessel, with a carrying capacity of 23,756 TEU.
On 9 July 2019, YANTIAN’s electronic container movement slip for container yard “Mobile CMS” was officially launched. This system allows paperless and data-oriented information handling for external tractors. It streamlines the process, saves paper and reduces carbon footprint.
On 16 June 2019, YANTIAN West Port welcomed the call of Evergreen's “Ever Ethic”, marking the completion of the upgrade of its berths 4-6.
On 23 April 2019, YANTIAN successfully provided shore power supply to "MSC Oliver". From the beginning of 2019 until now, YANTIAN has provided shore power connection to a total of 109 vessels, which has exceeded the full year total of 2018.
On 14 March 2019, the new gatehouse of YANTIAN’s Pingyan Railway Station was officially put into use. The new gatehouse is located at the southwest corner of the railway station, which is more convenient for the entrance and exit of container tractors and other types of cargo vehicles. It consists of three in-gate lanes and three out-gate lanes, which can provide weighbridge service.
On 16 August 2018, YANTIAN held a ceremony to mark the opening of its brand new Gatehouse A. YANTIAN’s new Gatehouse A officially opened to traffic at 8 a.m. on 17 August.
Hutchison Ports Yantian was named the Best Container Terminal Asia (over 4 million TEUs) at the 2018 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards presented on 15 May, 2018. The awards, hosted and organised annually by Asia Cargo News, recognise leading service providers including air and shipping lines, airports and seaports, logistics and other associated industry professionals.
On 1 February 2018, Hutchison Ports Yantian (Yantian) was recognised as a National AAAAA Logistics Enterprise by the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
On 28 May 2017, YICT welcomed the inaugural call of the 21,413-TEU OOCL Hong Kong. Measuring 399.87 metres long and 58.8 metres wide, this is the largest container vessel in the world by carrying capacity.
YICT Berth #16 was officially put into operation. With a quay length of 886 metres and water-depth alongside of 17.6 metres, the new berth is equipped with eight quay cranes, four of which are dual-hoist cranes. The dual-hoist quay cranes have a lifting height of 53 metres and an outreach of 70 metres, making them capable of accommodating 150,000 ton class ultra-large container vessels.
On 15 July 2016, YICT was honoured with the prestigious Ports & Terminals Award at the 2016 Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia. Patrick Lam, Managing Director of YICT, received the award in Singapore.
The 18,000-TEU CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin made its inaugural call at YICT. The vessel is the largest in CMA CGM’s fleet and is the first ultra-large container vessel deployed on the liner’s US services. Moreover, it is the largest container vessel of this capacity which has called at the port on the west coast of the United States.
The port supervisory facilities of Berth #4 of YICT’s West Port passed the official inspection.
YICT was awarded the 13th Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize for its Expansion Project, the top honour for civil engineering and construction in China.
YICT’s operating system recorded 2,000 days of continuous service.
YICT received three 18,000-TEU-plus container vessels simultaneously for the first time. The three mega-vessels were CSCL Pacific Ocean, Mayview Maersk and Marit Maersk. YICT is the only terminal in South China which has handled three 18,000-TEU-plus container vessels simultaneously.
Three 399-metre-long container vessels called at YICT simultaneously: the 18,000-TEU Margrethe Maersk and Madison Maersk, and the 16,652-TEU MSC Amsterdam. Globally, this is the first time for three mega-vessels with deadweight of over 180,000 tons to berth at a port at the same time.
The MSC Oscar made her maiden call at YICT. Measuring 395.4 metres long and 59 metres wide, with a draft of 16 metres and capacity of 19,224 TEU, the ship is the largest container vessel in the world.
YICT handled its 123,456,789th TEU.
Four YICT staff members were awarded the title of “National Excellent Technicians” by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
YICT celebrated the maiden call of the CSCL Globe, the world’s largest container vessel with a carrying capacity of 19,100 TEU. The CSCL Globe measures 400 metres long and approximately 60 metres wide.
In August 2014, YICT broke its own monthly throughput record handling 1,212,357 TEU. This is a 9% increase on its previous monthly throughput record of 1,114,297 TEU in August 2012.
YICT received a National Labour Day Award of Merit. It was the only organisation in Shenzhen to be so honoured by the All-China Federation of Trade Unions this year.
YICT received simultaneous calls from the 18,000-TEU Marie Maersk and Madison Maersk, two of the world’s largest container vessels. YICT is the only port in South China which is able to accommodate such vessels.
YICT's gatehouse handled 25,843 containers, setting a new record for daily gate moves.
The world's largest container vessel, the 18,000-TEU Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller, made its inaugural call at YICT. Measuring 399.23 m long and 59 m wide, the vessel is the first of the liner's Triple-E series.
The CMA CGM Jules Verne, one of the world's largest container vessels, made its maiden call at YICT. Measuring 396 m long and 54 m wide, the vessel has a carrying capacity of 16,020 TEU.
YICT handled its 100 millionth TEU, a record it achieved in a mere 18.5 years.
YICT celebrated the maiden call of the “CMA CGM Marco Polo”, the world’s largest containership with a carrying capacity of 16,000 TEU.
YICT’s operating system recorded 1,000 days of unimpeded service.
YICT's gatehouse handled 23,052 containers, setting a new record for daily gate moves. The previous record of 22,540 containers was set on 29 September 2010.
YICT's annual throughput hit the 10 million TEU mark again while it was servicing "OOCL Europe".
The Ebba Maersk, one of Maresk's Post-Panamax class vessel fleet, carried a full load of containers to YICT for the first time. The vessel is 397.7m long and 56.4m wide, with a carrying capacity of 15,000 TEU.
The new container rail service between YICT and Chongqing began operations. YICT was aptly called "a window opening the inland area to the world".
YICT and Yantian Port Group jointly established the Yantian Port International Information Co., Ltd.
YICT became the first terminal in Shenzhen to handle a Ro-Ro service.
The fifth berth of YICT's Expansion Project commenced trial operations.
YICT and YICT Phase III separately signed five-year multi-currency term loan facilities with a consortium of banks.
YPG and HPH signed a Heads of Agreement to jointly develop the East Port Phase I Project at Yantian Port.
YICT became one of the first ports in mainland China to be named an "International Sanitary Port" by the World Health Organization.
YICT's Phase III was awarded the Tien-Yow Jeme Prize, one of China's highest awards for civil engineering and construction.
YICT's annual container throughput exceeded 10 million TEU.
The fourth new berth from YICT's Expansion Project successfully passed phased inspections by relevant governmental departments.
The Environmental Initiatives Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) was signed officially between the Port of Long Beach and YICT, making YICT the first terminal in China to effect international cooperation in the field of environmental protection.
The third berth of YICT's Expansion Project passed phased inspections by the relevant governmental authorities.
YICT welcomed the "Emma Maersk", the largest container vessel in the world. Measuring 397 metres long and 56 metres wide, the vessel has a shipping capacity of 11,000 TEU.
On 1 September 2006, the first two berths of YICT's Expansion Project officially come on-stream with the arrival of Evergreen's "Hatsu Ethic".
YICT Phase III passed official inspection by the State Examination Committee of Project with the construction quality ranked as "excellent".
HPY and YPG officially signed a joint-venture contract to develop YICT Expansion Project with a total investment of over RMB10 billion.
YICT was named the "Best Global Container Port of the Year 2005-2006" by the Global Institute of Logistics in London.
YICT welcomed "Gudrun Maersk", the world's largest and longest state-of-the-art vessel. With a length of 366.9 metres, a breadth of 42.8 metres and a draft of 15 metres, the vessel has a shipping capacity of 115,000 tons. "Gudren Maersk" was deployed on an Asia-Euro service AE1, taking only 23 days from Yantian to Rotterdam with a maximum speed of 25.5 kts.
YICT's Expansion Project was approved by the Central Government. With a total investment of over RMB10 billion, this project includes the construction of six deep-water container berths. The whole project is scheduled for completion by 2010.
HPY entered into an agreement with Shenzhen Yantian Port Holdings Limited to develop West Port Phase I.
November 2004 was the first month that YICT broke a monthly quay crane rate of 35 moves per hour on average.
The fourth berth of the Phase III Project was brought into operation by receiving its first container vessel, "K" LINE's "Tsing Ma Bridge".
The third berth of YICT Phase III Project was brought into operation.
With eight quay cranes deployed, YICT achieved a record-breaking vessel productivity of 400.23 moves per hour and a quay crane rate of 51.7 moves per hour. The record was made while serving the vessel "Clifford Maersk". This is the fastest rate ever recorded in the world.
The second berth of the Phase III Project was brought into operation.
nGen, the Next Generation Terminal Management System, was put into daily operation.
The first berth of the Phase III Project was brought into operation by receiving its first container vessel, COSCO's "Lausanne".
A "Memorandum of Co-operation to Expedite Customs Declarations" was signed by Shenzhen Customs and YICT to officially commence empty container pre-arrival declarations.
Yantian Frontier Inspection and YICT signed a memorandum of co-operation on managing Yantian Port.
YICT and Shenzhen Customs signed a Memorandum of Co-operation to develop an East Platform.
YICT handled its 10 millionth container since the commencement of the terminal. The record was achieved when YICT was servicing the "COSCO Qingdao".
YICT achieved a record-breaking operating rate of 258.98 moves per hour in handling "Ever Ultra" from Evergreen. Seven quay cranes were deployed to complete 2,441 moves of loading and discharging in 9.43 hours. This is one of the best rates reached anywhere in the world.
HPY signed official agreements with YPG and the Shenzhen Government to jointly develop YICT Phase III.
The annual throughput of YICT exceeded two million TEU.
YICT set a new record of operating rate 203.8 moves per hour for "Ever Uberty", an Evergreen vessel. It was also a new record for a mainland port.
While unloading Maersk Sealand's vessel "Clifford", YICT passed the five million TEU mark since commencing operations in 1994.
YICT Phase II passed its official inspection by the State Examination Committee of Project. With its construction quality ranked as "excellent", Phase II commenced operations on 2 July 2000.
Mr. Li Ka-shing visited YICT. HPY and YPG signed a Letter of Intent regarding Co-operation in Yantian Phase III Project.
YICT successfully handled 6,443.75 TEU in 27 hours with "Sine Maersk", setting a new record for a mainland Chinese port.
YICT and Shenzhen Customs signed an extension to the "Memorandum of Cooperation" to further improve customs clearance efficiency.
The annual throughput of YICT exceeded one million TEU for the first time.
"Ever Union", a vessel operated by the Evergreen Marine Corporation (Taiwan) Limited, called at YICT. This was the first time in 48 years Evergreen had its mega-vessel call at a key port in Mainland China.
Groundbreaking ceremony of YICT Phase II Project.
YICT and Shenzhen Customs signed the "Memorandum of Cooperation on Inland Transit Cargo at Yantain Port".
YICT welcomed the first line-haul container vessel, the "Maersk Algeciras", thus officially commencing terminal operations.
Hutchison Ports Yantian Limited (HPY) and Shenzhen Dongpeng Industry Company Limited (now Shenzhen Port Group or SZG) signed the joint venture contract that established YICT.