On June 15, 1988, Yantian Port started construction;  In December 1989, Yantian Port was completed and put into use. 
As of 2018, Yantian Port has 16 large container deep-water berths, with a wharf area of 3.73 million square meters, 78 shore cranes, 222 gantry cranes, 14 to 17.6 meters of shore water depth, 17.6 meters of channel water depth, and total berth length of 7885 meters; Yantian Port is divided into It is the East, Central and West Port. The China Port is divided into phases 1 to 3, the West Port is divided into phases 1 to 2, and the East Port has not yet been constructed.  [4-5] In 2008, Yantian Port had more than 100 weekly routes, of which European and American routes accounted for 60%;  In 2010, Yantian Port achieved a container throughput of 10.134 million TEUs; January 2013 On the 8th, the Yantian International Container Terminal ushered in the birth of the 100 million TEU in total. [7-8]
The second-phase project of the shore-based ship power supply system of Yantian Port Phase III International Container Terminal was successfully completed and passed the completion acceptance. So far, the number of berths with shore power supply capacity in Yantian Port Area has reached 10, which means that Yantian Port Area has become a Chinese domestic ship. The terminal with the strongest shore power supply capacity; Yantian Port is the port area with the densest international routes in South China, with more than 100 weekly routes, of which European and American routes account for 60%. It is the largest single container terminal in the world with the best efficiency.