Port of Ulsan, South Korea 蔚山港
SOURCE: |UPDATED: 2019-05-08Visit Statistics:

(Last updated: 2019-11-21)

Signing date: 2019.05.08, the 50th sister port

Website: http://ulsan.mof.go.kr/eng/index.do




The Port of Ulsan is located at the estuary of the Taehwa river on the southeast coast of South Korea. Opened in 1963, the port is the biggest industrial port in the country, handling about half of the country’s crude oil imports, automobile and shipbuilding equipment exports.

The port consists of the Ulsan Main Port (handling about 70% of the total cargo), Onsan Port and Mipo Port. It is home to the world's largest shipyard and automobile production plant, both operated by the Hyundai corporation. The largest oil refinery in South Korea, owned by SK Energy, is also situated in the port.

The port is a naturally protected deep-water harbor with minimal tidal variations. It enjoys a 106-kilometer-long coastline and covers a water area of about 80 million cubic meters, capable of berthing 75 ships. There are also mooring buoys and bollards for the navigation of 350,000-ton crude oil carriers and 150,000-ton oil tankers.

As the world’s fourth largest liquid cargo handling port, Ulsan is embarking on a significant expansion, developing large petroleum storage facilities for the “Northeast Asia Oil Hub Project”. Once the project is completed, it is expected to become the world’s third largest hub for oil and chemical products storage.

Editor: Pauline Tai 


蔚山港的深水区有天然屏障保护,水面平稳,潮汐影响少。港口水域面积有8千万立方米,岸线长106公里,可停泊75艘船只。港口由本港(处理港口70%的货物),温山港和尾浦港三部分组成,具备能够满足35万吨级原油轮通航的浮标和15万吨级油轮通航的缆桩。蔚山港是世界第四大液体货物处理港,在 2013年正式启动了东北亚石油枢纽项目,开启蔚山港成为东北亚石油交易枢纽的历史性进程。项目完成后,蔚山港将成为世界上第三大石油与化工产品的仓储枢纽。