Pohang (KRKPO)

Port Code KRKPO City Pohang
Port Name Pohang Country/Region Korea, South
Category Port City Route SOUTH KOREAN
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Pohang (KRKPO)



      Korea Industrial Port. It is located in the south-east of the Korean Peninsula at the mouth of the xiongshan River in yingri Bay, Southeast of the port city and adjacent to the sea of Japan. It is 60 nautical miles to the south of Yushan port and 89 nautical miles to Pusan port; It is 95 nautical miles north to Mohu port, 127 nautical miles north to Zhuwen port and 350 nautical miles north to Qingjin port in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. There are railways running from Qingzhou to Yushan, Busan and Dachu in the South and highways running along the coast in the South and North. Yingri Bay is an open bay to the northeast with poor concealment conditions. It blows southeast wind in summer and has little influence, but there are big waves in the bay when northeast wind blows in winter, which has great influence on small boats; In winter, it is not frozen in the Bay, but it will be frozen in the mountains. The tidal range is not significant. The bay is wide and deep. 150000 DWT ships can only enter the harbor. The docks in the port area are concentrated in the artificial harbor in the southeast of the river mouth of xiongjiangshan. No.1 wharf is located on the heel wall of the north breakwater extending eastward. The wharf is 950 meters long and has three berths. Ships with draft of 14.5-16.5 meters are allowed to dock for iron ore and coal import. There is a loading and unloading machine with unloading capacity of 1500 tons per hour on the wharf; The second wharf is located in the southwest of Berth 1. There are also three berths for coal mines, with a total length of 950 meters, but the water depth is only 10.8-11.2 meters. There are three unloaders with the unloading capacity of 700-1000 tons per hour on the wharf, behind which is the location of Puxiang iron plant. No. 3 wharf is located on the southeast Bank of No. 1 harbor basin. It has four berths, with a total length of 850 meters and a water depth of 7.0-9.5 meters at the front. It is used for steel output. Wharf 4 is located in the west of jetty 5, with two berths, 420 meters in total length and 9.0-10.4 meters in water depth. It is used for loading and unloading general cargo. Wharf No. 5 is a jetty with 5 berths on both sides, with a total length of 750 meters and a water depth of 10-11 meters. It is used for loading and unloading steel and cement. Wharf 6 is located on the southwest Bank of the second harbor basin. The line of the wharf is 400 meters long and the water depth is only 5 meters. It is used for groceries. Wharf 7 is located in the southeast and East Bank of the second harbor basin, with two berths each, 400 and 550 meters long and 9-11 meters deep. There is also No. 8 wharf, which is located in the west, South, East and east of the third harbor basin, with a total of 5 berths. The length of both sides of the wharf line is 500 meters, and the length of the Nanshan bank is only 280 meters, with a water depth of 9.5-11.0 meters. In the East, there is the fourth harbor basin, which is equivalent to the perimeter of the third harbor basin in water depth. Hong Kong is a complete man-made port with 7850 meters of wharf line and more than 30 berths. Its annual throughput is more than 30 million tons. It imports iron ore, coal and limestone, and exports steel and cement. It is mainly Puxiang iron and steel complex. It was built in the 1970s and 1980s, with an annual production capacity of more than 15 million tons. South Korea is the sixth largest iron and steel producer in the world. Its ore and coal are all imported from abroad, while its steel is exported to other countries.

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Summary of KRKPO

Pohang (Port Code:KRKPO) is situated on the east coast of South Korea. Pohang consists of two harbours, Pohang Old Harbour (Guhang) and Pohang New Harbour (Shinhang). The old harbour consists of an outer basin, protected by breakwaters, and an inner narrow dock. This harbour contains a ferry terminal and provides berths for small passenger vessels, coastal cargo vessels and fishing boats. Main exports are fish, fish products and steel, imports include iron ore, coal and petroleum. The new harbour, for commercial vessels, is built on reclaimed land E of the entrance to Hyongsan Gang and consists of a large and almost fully enclosed basin. It is protected on its north and west sides by reclaimed land faced with a breakwater, and on its east side by a breakwater extending north for 0.7nm from the entrance to a stream. The private new port of Pohang Youngil is operational and lies 6nm northeast of Pohang, consisting of container and general cargo berths, see under separate entry. Approx 52,000,000t of cargo, 1,500 vessels and 204,000 passengers are handled annually. Max size: LOA 312m, draught 18.0m, 250,000DWT. Pohang Old Harbour (Guhang), depth of 7.0m at the entrance. Pohang New Harbour (Shinhang), depth of 19.5m in the entrance harbour.