Shenzhen´s Infrastructure

Located on the Pearl River Delta in south China, Shenzhen is adjacent to New Territories of Hong Kong. It is an important traffic center and one of the only Chinese cities with sea, land, and air links. Shenzhen is also able to take advantage of Hong Kong´s infrastructure facilities, as the World´s No. 1 Container Terminal Seaport and the best International Airport. During the 10th "Five-Year Plan" period, the "all-society" investment of fixed assets in Shenzhen exceeded RMB 450 billion, including over 400 significant construction projects and helping improve the supply of power, water, and gas.

With east and west harbors, Shenzhen port has 172 berths, with 69 for ships of 10,000 tons and above. In 2010, the port handled 220.97 million tons of cargo, increased by 14.1% last year. The container throughput was 22.5 million TEUs, up 23.3%. As a result, Shenzhen Seaport has become the world’s 4th largest port in terms of container transportation for the 8th consecutive year.

  • 9 harbors, 172 berths and 69 berths that can anchor ships of over 100,000 tons.
  • Passenger liners to Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Macao and more destinations.
  • 230 international cargo liners.
  • 4th largest container port in the world with 22.5 million TEUs.

Air Transportation
Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport is the fourth busiest airport in China in terms of cargo traffic, and handled 26.7 million passengers in 2010. Shenzhen airport was among the top 50 cargo transport airports of the world in 2006.

          • Shenzhen Bao´an International Airport is 32 km away from downtown.
          • Connecting over 100 cities in China.
          • Serving as the Asia-Pacific cargo hub for UPS Airlines.
          • A heliport with helicopters in service.

Railways, Highways, and Metro
Shenzhen enjoys a complete and convenient transportation network of highways, expressways, and railways. There are 14 Class I cross-border ports, receiving 198 million out-bound and in-pound passengers and 140 million vehicles. In addition to Shenzhen´s sprawling network of highways, expressways, and railways, Shenzhen has the 6th largest urban mass transit system.

  • 35 minutes to Hong Kong and 1 hour to Guangzhou by rail.
  • 3 main railway arteries, connecting Shenzhen to the entire country.
  • Total length of highways is more than 3,000 km.
  • Freight transportation network to 18 inland provinces and within Guangdong and to Hong Kong.
  • Over 3,900 buses, 3,000 mini buses and 8,500 taxis in service.  

Public Utilities
During the 11th "Five-Year Plan" period, the all-society investment of fixed assets in Shenzhen exceeded RMB 950 billion, including over 400 significant construction projects and helping improve the supply of power, water, and gas, and the construction of facilities and infrastructure in traffic transportation.

  • Has the most mobile phones per capita.
  • Convenient internet access.
  • Annual water supply capacity reaches 12.3 billion cubic meters.
  • Daily water supply capacity is over 3.64 billion tons.
  • The city boasts 48,463MW of power generating capacity.
  • An installed power generating capacity of 3,020MW.