The most important resource aspect of Zhanjiang City is its resource port. Zhanjiang's Port has 241 kilometers of coastline which is 4 times as long as the world's first largest port—Rotterdam. Zhanjiang Port is one of the eight major ports in China, with an annual throughput of more than 2,600 million tons. It was the first self-designed and domestically built modern deep water port of China.
It is a seaport and trade center with a diversified industrial base, including a shipyard, textile plants, sugar refineries. plants producing automobiles, chemicals and electrical appliances as well as rice mills