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Nansha cruise port put into operation

By Zhao Tong (People's Daily Online)    09:24, November 19, 2019


On Nov. 17, Costa Cruise "Costa neoRomantica" set sail from Nansha of Guangzhou city, Guangdong province, which marked the opening of operations for Nansha International Cruises Home Port, the largest cruise complex in China.

The opening of the port more fully completed Guangzhou’s infrastructure, and signified a new step forward for the Guangzhou international cruise industry. The port will provide good hardware, conditions as well as service experience for cruise travel for residents in Guangzhou, Guangdong as well as south China and more. It will also strengthen the international shipping hub function of Guangzhou and enhance its leading role as a comprehensive gateway city.

The port was invested in as well as constructed by China Communications Construction group in August 2015. The project has greatly enhanced the status of the Guangzhou international shipping center, which will further promote the booming development of the Guangzhou cruise tourism industry and invigorate new momentum into China's cruise industry.

The port is located at the geometric center of the Nansha bay area within the Guangdong pilot free trade zone and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao greater bay area. With a planned coastline of 1.6 km, the current initial phase project involves development along a total coastline length of 770 meters, and a cruise berth of 225,000 gross tons. At present, 100,000 gross tons of infrastructure construction have already been completed, as well as a terminal with a construction area of about 60,000 square meters, which can dock the largest cruise ships in the world boasting an annual design capacity of 750,000 person-times.

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(Web editor: Zhao Tong, Bianji)

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