Yantai Harbor is one of the top ten harbors in
China. There are 56 berths of over 10,000 DWT. The maximum water depth is -20
meters. The direct navigation lines reach more than 100 ports of over 70
countries and regions. In 2014, the handling capacity of cargo was over 320
million tons, container 2.35 million TEU.
The west Yantai Harbor under construction is
planned to build 65 berths of 50,000-300,000 DWT. After completion, it will
become the most important hub in North China, with a handling capacity of 200
million tons for cargo and 15 million TEU for container.
Yantai-Dalian train ferry is the 1st in
China and the 35th in the world which distance is more than 100 km.
It has shortened a distance of 1600 km from northeast area to Shandong Province
and east coastal areas, forming a new transit corridor connecting Liaodong
Peninsula and Shandong Peninsula, linking Europe and Asia and radiating east
There are passenger and cargo liners between Yantai
and Inchon, Pyeongtaek, Busan of South Korea. The preliminary study on Sino (Yantai)-South
Korea rail ferry is now under way.
Yantai Laishan International Airport is open to air
traffic with more than 40 domestic and international cities, with an average of
470 departure flights each week, or over 570 in peak time. Airlines are
available to Hong Kong, Taipei, Inchon, Busan and Jeju island of South Korea,
Osaka of Japan. There are also freight flights for Brussels-Yantai-Inchon based
on the fifth-freedom rights. The airlines are in the forefront in the nation.
In 2014, the passenger throughput of the airport reached 4.3 million.
The new airport, Yantai Penglai International
Airport, will become one of the most important airports in North China, with a
handling capacity of 6.5 million passengers and 90,000 tons of cargos and mails
Yantai has a highway mileage of 18,000 km,
including 507 km of expressway. Shenyang-Haikou, Rongcheng-Wuhai,
Weihai-Qingdao Expressway run through the whole area.
Railways in Yantai connect with arterial lines in
China. The Qingdao-Yantai-Weihai-Rongcheng intercity railway opened in December
2014, forming a one-hour circle among Qingdao, Yantai and Weihai. People can go
from Yantai through to Beijing, shanghai and Ji’nan by high-speed rail.
The Bohai strait tunnel between Yantai and Dalian
has been included in the national planning. When completed, it will connect the
Liaodong Peninsula and Shandong Peninsula across the sea, and it will take only
one hour to go from Yantai to Dalian.