Hub of water and land transportation at the southern tip of Chinese mainland
By Chen Tao, Published: 2023/4/25 20:15:19
Xuwen Port sits at the southernmost tip of the Chinese mainland and across the Qiongzhou Strait, a crucial transport channel between the mainland and Hainan, with the vast South China Sea to its east.
To bolster regional infrastructure connectivity, the construction of a modern Xuwen Port started in 2017, with an investment of 2.1 billion yuan ($304.56 million). In the first quarter of 2023, Xuwen Port saw a throughput of about 1.57 million vehicle trips, up nearly 52 percent year-on-year, and about 5.29 million passenger trips, up 68 percent year-on-year. The port handles 90 percent of cargo and one-third of total passenger traffic between Guangdong and Hainan. （Photos: Chen Tao/GT）