Qinhuangdao Port Co., Ltd (“QHD Port” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Hebei Port Group Co.,Ltd, was founded on 31 March, 2008. QHD Port is the world’s largest independent port operator for major dry bulk cargo. It was listed on the main board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 12 December, 2013 and became the first listed port operator with dry bulk cargo as its main business in Hong Kong capital market. Company is mainly engaged in the business of stevedoring, stacking, warehousing, transportation and logistics services, and handles various types of cargoes including coal, metal ores, oil and liquefied chemicals, containers and general cargoes. It also provides value-added services including towing, tallying and coal blending. QHD Port operates Qinhuangdao Port, Caofeidian Port Zone and Huanghua Port, all of which are located in the Bohai Rim. In 2015, QHD Port achieved a total throughput of 370 million tonnes.
Qinhuangdao Port was built in 1898. It was the port approved by Guangxu Emperor in Qing dynasty and open to the external world. Over a hundred years of development, Qinhuangdao Port owns crude oil, refined oil and world-class modernized coal terminals as well as well-established bulk cargo and container terminals, becoming an integrated port specializing in energy-related transportation and the largest coal port in the world. In Caofeidian Port Zone，holding company of QHD Port has built the first and second phases of Caofeidian Ore Terminals with an annual designed throughput capacity of 65.5 million tonnes. In addition, QHD Port jointly constructed the first phase and continued phase of Caofeidian Coal Terminal while the holding company constructed the second phase of Caofeidian Coal Terminal. Altogether there are three coal terminals and the annual designed throughput capacity of each of them is 50 million tonnes, which further consolidates the leading advantage of QHD Port among domestic coal trading transportation corporations. In Huanghua Port, holding company of QHD Port built a total of 8 bulk berths and container berths in the first phase of Huanghua Port integrated port construction, with a total annual designed throughput capacity of 18 million tonnes. Meanwhile, holding company of QHD Port constructed two 200,000 tonnes ore berths with total annual designed throughput capacity of 30 million tonnes. In addition, QHD Port accelerates the pace of expansion by actively promoting the cross-regions operation strategy and establishing Bohai Jin-Ji Port Investment and Development Company Limited and Tangshan Port Investment & Development Co., Ltd. These two companies will act as platforms for Company to strategically plan for port projects within the region and facilitate the establishment of the three major ports in Hebei to act as the trading and logistics port hubs, the largest port group in the Bohai Rim and the important port of Eurasian "New Silk Road", which helps the Company to cater the economic globalization at a larger scale, a wider scope and a higher level.
QHD Port will maintain the advantage in coal business, expand the metal ores business and develop a globally leading position in dry bulk business; establish a regional oil distribution centre, achieve rapid growth in container business, implement the cross-harhour development strategy and seize the market opportunities brought by national strategies including the “coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei provinces” and “One Belt and One Road”. Company will continue to optimize resources allocation and extend strategic partners; build intelligent harbors, establish the new operating model of “internet + port services”, extend port services, lead and promote international standards; promote the “integrative development of harbour, industry and city”, accelerate the infrastructure construction, build a green harbor, facilitate the transformation and upgrade of ports and achieve a harmonious and win-win situation between harbour and city.