The Construction of the Shanghai Port and Its Sea-Entering Channel

by Chengkun Lin, Nanjing Univ, Nanjing, China,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The Shanghai Port, the biggest port in China, has not enough passing capacity. In order to solve this problem, some new ports must be built. According to sedimentation, fluvial processes and water depth of sea-entering channel and port-sites, the author suggests that the best port-sites are at Jinshanzui and Qiyikou which are selected from the Hangzhou Bay and the Changjiang Estuary (Yangtze river). For the former, the berth will be limited from 35,000 to 50,000 ton-class and for the latter from 10,000 to 20,000 ton-class. The passing capacity of the main channel at the Changjiang Estuary is affected by the difficulty dredging. To solve this problem, in order to make full use of the main entering channel, an auxiliary channel of South Branch at the Changjiang Estuary and a sea-entering channel at the Hangzhou Bay must be opened in this decade.

Subject Headings: Ports and harbors | Channels (waterway) | Construction management | Estuaries | Bays | Sediment | Berths | Dredging | China | Asia | Shanghai | Zhejiang | Yangtze River

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