China – Ship Routing and Reporting at Xiamen Port, Fujian Province

16 July 2015

Members calling at Xiamen Port in Fujian Province, China, should note that the Correspondent, Huatai Insurance Agency and Consultant Service Limited, Xiamen, has recently issued a detailed Circular on the Ship Routing and Reporting System being implemented by the China Maritime Safety Administration (MSA) since 1 July 2015.

In essence, the MSA’s Announcement dated 29 April 2015 on Ship Routing and Reporting concerns:-

  1. Vessels over 50,000 DWT or with a draft exceeding 12.5m to use the deep-water route to enter and depart Xiamen Port; and,

  2. Requirements for foreign ships to report various details to Xiamen VTS at various specified reporting lines/points, including detailed vessel information, calling/destination ports, draft, and any defects and limitations.

A copy of the Correspondent’s Circular, which includes a translation of the MSA’s Announcement containing details/charts of the deep-water route as well as the reporting lines and information required, can be found by clicking here.