As part of the Yangtze River Delta economic zone, Shengsi has witnessed its booming economy. Located at the converging point of Yangtze River and the Qiantang River, concurrently in the middle of China's 18,000 km long coastline, the county boasts the centre of China's north-south sea traffic and the hub of the transshipment between river and sea. As a vital place at the mouth of Yangtze River for the ships both at home and abroad, it has become an important logistics base for provinces within the Yangtze River Delta.
Shengsi County enjoys unique economic and geographical advantages, with fine harbors and abundant natural maritime resources. In recent years, adhering to a plan of high starting point, the government and CPC committee of Shengsi County accelerate the construction towards the goal of 'Pearl of the East China Sea and China's Best Island City', with a focus on the implementation of the strategy of the development of the county via harbors and tourism, and the maintenance of the stability of the county via fishing industry. With great sincerity of the heart, Shengsi County invites friends home and abroad for sightseeing, operation of business, and purchase of estate.
Shengsi people will welcome the businessmen and entrepreneurs home and abroad with perfect facilities, quality services, good environment, favorable policies, with an eye to a win-win situation.
Sijiao Harbor Area
Located at the central part of Shengsi Islands, Sijiao Harbor Area enjoys favorable conditions for the construction of harbors, with the Majishan Shore, and the Big and Small Huanglong Shore most suitable for deep-water harbors.
Majishan Shore: Situated at the southern coast of Majishan Island, it lies southwest to Sijiao Island, with 5.2km away from Caiyuan Town, the capital of the county, and 57 kmaway from Luchao Harbor of Shanghai. It has 7.5 km long utilizable deep-water coastline with a water depth of 20 to 30 m in the frontline.
At present, 1.7 km of the Majishan coastline has been developed for the construction of Baosteel Majishan ore transit terminal, including a 250,000-ton and 300,000-ton shipment berth with an annual handling capacity of 50 million tons.
Big and Small Huanglong deep-water shore: It lies at the south of the Big and Small Huanglong Islands, 3 kilometers away from Sijiao Island, which has 5.8 km long utilizable deep-water coastline with a water depth of -10 to -15 m in the frontline.
Advantages in Harbors
Shengsi Islands has unique deep-water harbor resources,consisting of four naturally formed deep-water harbors,i.e., Big and Small Yangshan, Sijiao-Huanglong, Luhua-Huaniao and Shengsshan-Gouqi harbor basin. It has 55km long utilizable deep-water coastline,which provides an ideal location for logistics and the construction of large harbors and docks.
Yangshan Harbor Area
Situated at the mouth of Hangzhou Bay ,where the Yangtze River and the Qiantang River meet, Yangshann Harbor Area is 30 km away from Luchao Harbor,and 39 km from Sijiao Island. Currently,the Yangshan Deep-water Harbor of Shanghai International Shipping Center has been built on Small Yangshan. It constitutes the frontier and bridgehead for the shipping of sea bulk goods of Shanghai and the Yangtze River Delta Area, and therefore is the most ideal deep-water harbor site for the Shanghai International Shipping Centre .
Shengshan-Gouqi Harbor Area
Located in the east of Shengsi sea area,and 35km away from Sijiao island Shengshan-Gouqi Harbor Area is mainly made up of Shengshan island,Gouqi island and the deep-water sea area surrounded by the two islands. The major section of the coastline suitable for the construction of a deep-water dock consists of deep-water coastline of shengshan and Gouqi,with a frontline water depth of 10 to 30 meters. The Sanqiao River Bridge,which links Shengshan Isangd and Gouqi Island,has been under construction. As a major fishing harbor of Shengsi ground in the East China sea fishing area,the Shengshan- Gouqi Harbor Area is a major base for mass fishery,and also the largest aquaculture base in the county.
Luhua Harbor Area
Situated at 10 km northeast of Sijiao Island,and on the brink of the estuary of the Yangtze River,Luhua Harbor Area is 30 miles away from the pilot anchorage of the mouth of the Yangtze River,and 60 nautical miles from Wusong Port. Therefore, it is a vital place at the mouth of Yangtze River. It is also very import for Shanghai Harbor and the international sea routes. The major suitable section for the construction of a deep-water port consists of the deep-water coastline of Luhua Mountain and its south anchorage. The deep-water coastline of Luhua Mountain has a frontline water depth of10 to 25 meters,with25.74 square kilometers of sea area opened up to outside word.
Unique and Enchanting Scenery
Long known as the 'fairyland on the sea',Shengsi Islands is widely acclaimed both at home and abroad for its exotic reefs on the blue sea,golden sand and flickering fishing lights. It was listed as one of the Nnational Islands Scenic and Historic Interest Area by the State Council in August 1988, and has a total of more than 50 scenic spots,including 9 A-class spots ,which contributes to its positioning as a destination for sightseeing and recreational business travel . It has successfully held the first National Maritime Sport Competition ,the'Island Cup' National Road Cycling ,the National Beach Volleyball Championship,and other events and activities,with an annual number of tourists of over 1.2million.
Rich Fishing Resources
Ranked as one of the Ten Key Fisheries Counties in China,Shengsi County boasts abundant aquatic resources,including 96 species of fish,19 species of crab ,118 species of algae,and hundreds of species of mollusks and shells,with scale and industrialized production in sea cucumber,abalone, mussels,Hizikia Undaria pinnatifida,and cage-bred yellow croaker.