Yeosu (KRYOS)

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

Introduction of Yeosu (KRYOS)



      Yeosu port is located in the south of the Korean Peninsula, on the East Bank of Yeosu Peninsula, to the southeast and northeast of the port city, near the Yeosu Bay of the Korean Strait. It is 151 nautical miles west to mupu, 97 nautical miles east to Busan Port and 97 nautical miles east to Mashan port, and 108 nautical miles southwest to Jeju port. The tide in the bay is of semidiurnal type, with an average high tide of 3.3m and low tide of 0.4m; The high tide of neap tide is 2.4 meters and the low tide is 1.3 meters. There is often strong wind in spring and autumn. When the east wind is strong, there will be swell in the harbor. In terms of the depth of the approach channel, ships with a draft of 19 meters are allowed to enter the new port, but only ships with a draft of 8 meters are allowed to enter the inner port.

      There are new and old ports in the port. The old port is in the southeast of the city, which is called inner port. There are three dry cargo wharves. The first wharf is 1302 meters in total length, and the water depth at the front is 6.5 meters, which is used for coastal loading and unloading and passenger ship berthing; The second and third docks are 120 meters and 623 meters long respectively. The former is 5.5 meters deep and is used for berthing 3000 DWT vessels, while the latter is 7.5-9.0 meters long. The maximum berthing capacity is 7000 DWT vessels, all of which are used for general cargo. Xingang is located at the mouth of Guangyang Bay in the northeast of the peninsula, to the north of the port city. In the rear is the petrochemical base of South Korea.

      The port mainly serves the industrial zone. There are 370 meters of crude oil wharf, 19 meters of water depth, reliable berthing of 250000 DWT oil tankers. There is also a 250000 DWT Crude oil offshore platform, 19 meters of water depth, 5 product oil berths, respectively, reliable berthing of 2000 DWT vessels, 5000 DWT vessels, 20000 DWT vessels and 35000 DWT vessels. The chemical products terminal has five berths, with a length of 1030 meters and a depth of 17-20 meters. It can handle liquefied petroleum gas and chemical fertilizer. In addition, there are more than ten deep-water berths such as methanol plant wharf, LPG wharf, energy wharf and steel plant wharf. There are more than 20 deep-water berths in Xingang District, which has become the largest loading and unloading port of the port, with an annual throughput of more than 10 million tons.

      The South Korean government announced that it will invest US $3.7 billion to build a new container terminal on the South Bank of Guangyang Bay. The first phase of the project is expected to be completed before 1996. After the second phase is completed in 2000, the annual handling capacity of the terminal will reach 2.4 million TEUs, which is a huge port project in South Korea.

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Summary of KRYOS

The Port of Yeosu (Port Code: KRYOS) is a medium-sized seaport in South Korea, located in the city of Yeosu, South Jeolla Province. Yeosu Port comprises Yeosu New Port and Yeosu Old Port. It mainly handles passenger vessels (coastal and cruise), fishing and pleasure craft. The maximum length of the vessels recorded to having entered this port is 340 meters. The maximum draught is 16.4 meters. The maximum Deadweight is 321225t.
Yeosu City is an international ocean resort and tourist destination as well as being selected as a host city for 2012 World Expo in Yeosu Harbor.