The General Plan divides NingBo-Zhoushan Port into 19 sub-ports, 8 in Ningbo Port area and 11 in Zhoushan Port area.
Those in Zhoushan Port area include Dinghai Port, Laotangshan Port, Jintang Port, Ma'ao Port, Shenjiamen Port, Liuheng Port, Gaoting Port, Qushan Port, Sijiao Port, Yangshan Port and Lvhua Port.Other main ports include:
Jintang Port is planned to develop industries of container transport and modern logistics.
Ma'ao Port functions as a comprehensive port providing services for port industry, mainly transporting coal, general cargoes and liquid cargoes like petrochemical products.
Liuheng Port focuses on transport of containers, coal and petrochemical products while Liangtan Island is for ore transshipment.
Gaoting Port provides services, such as transporting petrol products and general cargos for port industry zone which stores and transships products from East China Sea Oil and Gas Fields.
In Qushan Port, the Shulanghu operation area focuses on ore transshipment and transport, Qushan island centers on bulk cargo transport, Huangze operation area is planned to transport dry cargos petrochemical products.
Sijiao Port tries to develop its port industry by focusing on storing, transporting and transshipping bulk cargos.
Thanks to its favorable location, Lvhua Port focuses on lightering operation, offshore transshipment, and services for urban life and tourism.