The Donghae port, a region of strategic importance with the advent of the pan-Donghae era in the foreseeable future, will not only play a leading role in promoting exchanges between South and North and diplomatic relations between the two Koreas, but will also help promote international maritime tourism.
Donghae port, which opened on February 8, 1979, after four years spent developing the old Songjeong beach, was used mainly to deliver cement and limestone to destinations at home and abroad for a number of years. However, with the launch of its tourist cruise service to the Diamond Mountain on November 18, 1998, the global tourist industry began to take notice of its reputation.
As infrastructure is developed around the port following the completion of the expansion of Yeongdong expressway into a 4-lane road in 2001, it is expected that the container-based cargo transport system, currently handled mainly by Pusan and Incheon ports, will also be handled by Donghae port.
|Location||Donghae city, Gangwon Province|
|Harbor Area||13,542,000 ㎡ (1,000㎡)|
|Water Depth||(-)10m ~ (-)14m|
Conditions of location
Donghae port is an excavated artificial harbor with little difference between the rise and fall of the tide. Easy access into and out of the port is available at all times since there is no freight congestion or anchorage of ships for long stretch of time.
Donghae port, the largest trading port on the East Coast of Korea, is connected to the Ssangyong Cement Donghae Plant, the single largest cement plant in the world, to the Dongbu Hannong Chemical Ferro-Ally plant, the largest of its kind in Korea, and to the Bukpyeong Industry Complex, which will become the driving force in promoting logistics and trading in the pan-Donghae region and trading with North Korea. Furthermore, with the connection of Trans-Korean Railway (TKR) and Trans-Siberian Railway (TSR)/Trans-Continent Railway (TCR) and the advent of the iron silk road era, this area is expected to become the central logistical pillar in the Northeast Asian region.
Due to its geographic location in the center of the pan-Donghae region, in geo-economical terms, when the neighboring countries of the East Coast become more and more active with increasing trade between South and North Korea, the Maritime Provinces of Siberia, the three Northeast Chinese provinces, and the development of the west coast region of Japan, Donghae is most likely to emerge as an international logistics base forming an economic bloc merging the Continent and the maritime areas with tourist resources which are a gift of nature and a very advantageous location.
- Inbound and outbound vessels over 50,000 tons and water depth to allow unloading Depth of water : 10~14 meters.
- Large outdoor storage yard.
- Possible to load and unload just before entry and exit of vessel.
- A spacious site secured in the rear of the quay. Bukpyeong Industry Complex: 783,000 pyeong (2,587,000 ㎡), Logistics Distribution Complex : 120,000 (396,000 ㎡).
- Ideal location for the container transport port inasmuch as it is located on a course leading to the North and in the center of the pan-Donghae region.
- Operation of control facilities to provide pilot service for incoming and outgoing vessels, exchange of information on harbor operations by linking with Port-Mis system.