INTRODUCTION OF QINGDAO: The Port of Qingdao,situated at the Jiaozhou Bay of Shangdong Peninsula,bordering on the Yellow Sea and facing Japan and Korea Peninsula across the sea,is a natural deep sea port with no situation and no freezing all the year round .The Port of Qingdao,with its advantageous geological location and favourable natural conditions,is an important transit port in the Yellow River valley and on the west coast of the Pactific Ocean, and is also a hub port for international trade and north-south sea bome transportation. The Port of Qingdao is located at the starting point of Qingdao-Jinan Expressway and Jiaozhou-Jinan Railway convenient for cargo gatheing and transporting. Besides its business coverage in the whole Shangdong Province,the Port,with its vast economic hinterland,has extendedits business to such provinces and regions as Henan,Hebei,Shananxi,Cansu,Inner Mongolia,Xinjiang and Sichuan.The Port has established trade contacts with more than 450 ports in more than 130 countries and regions.Presently,the Port has 70productive berths,among which 24 berths are deep sea water berths for vesstes of over 10,000 dwt.In 2001 the throughput capacity of the Port reached 100 million tons ,out of which,containers handled were 2.600,000 TEUS. Qingdao enjoys a temperate monsoon climate.Its annual temperature averages 12.2’C(54’F). The mean temperature of August,the annual rainfall averages 775.6mm.The time zone is GMT +8 Banks and Government offices:Mon to Fri 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon,1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offices:Mon to Fri 8:30 a.m. to 11:30/12 noon,1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Shops(Hours vary):Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. With the economic development of the city Qingdao Port is now China’s Only port with an annual handing capacity of 100,000,000 tons of coal,ore,petroleum,containers and bulk cargo.Qingdao Port is the largest Port in operation and has the most advanced EDI technology.



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