Nansha International Cruise Home Port is an international cruise home port. It is expected to begin operations in Nansha District of Guangzhou, the capital of Guangdong Province, since November this year, according to the officer of the port investment company.
The port will be one of the biggest of its kind, which is spread over an area of 760,000 square meters, and will offer four berths with 1.6 kilometers of shoreline. It can accommodate cruise ships up to 225,000 metric tons. In the future, the port will be able to handle 750,000 to 1 million trips of inbound and outbound tourists in a year, according to its developer Guangzhou CCCC Cruise Home Port Investment Development Co Ltd.
"The port will be able to host the world's largest existing cruise, helping to promote social and economic cooperation in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area," said Zheng Yifeng, an operations manager with the Guangzhou CCCC Cruise Home Port Investment Development Co.
Nansha District is in the southernmost part of Guangzhou City, and it began to develop the cruise industry as one of its leading industries since 2016. During the past three years, Nansha handled more than 1.21 million trips of inbound and outbound cruise tourists. Nine cruise lines are already opened in Nansha, and they operate to 12 destinations including Hong Kong, Japan, Vietnam and the Philippines.