According to the the strategic decision of Hainan provincial government, Hainan Harbor & Shipping Holding Co., Ltd. was formed by restructuring Haikou Harbor Group Company, Shipping Company of Hainan Province, and Macun Harbor Management Company, and was formally established on January 24, 2005. On March 13, 2006, it was successfully transfered to Haikou government, belonging to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Haikou City.
The company is mainly engaged in harbor loading, storage, water transport of both travellers and goods, container transport, ocean shipping tally, ship repair, commercial trade, tourism, real estate development, property management, etc. With total assets of RMB 5.894 billion yuan, it is now the largest state-owned harbor & shipping enterprise.
With regard to the owned Haikou Xiuying Harbor District, Haikou New Harbor District, Macun Harbor District, the company applies unified planning, unified construction, unified operation, and unified management. Now there are 37 quay berths: 2 container berths of 50,000 tons, 3 goods berths of several thousand tons, 2 goods berths of 5,000 tons, 3 goods berths of less than 3,000-ton, 8 goods berths of thousand tons, 19 small berths for other ro-ro car/passenger and passenger transport, etc. It producd 4 auxiliary ships, 1 cruise ship, 303 several main production mechanical equipments, 57,000 square meters of warehouse, 516,600 square meters of storage yard. The annual handling capacity is container 1.01 million TEU, passengers carrying capacity is 5.03 million, ro-ro vhicle carrying capacity is 550,000. Haikou Xiuying Harbor District is the transport hub and passenger and cargo distribution center of Hainan province, and it is listed as the national major coastal port by the ministry of communications in the development strategy of China's coastal ports, and the international container main port of Hainan province, belonging to the national first-class port. Haikou New Harbor and Macun Harbor have had national acceptance, and has been officially opened outside since June 1, 2005. Haikou New Harbor stopped quay production business at the end of November, 2011, due to the government’s implementation on urbanization transformation.
Hainan Strait Shipping Co., Ltd. of the company holding enterprise was listed at Shenzhen Stock Exchange on December 16, 2009, stock code: 002320. With 14 ro-ro passenger ships, 2 ordinary passenger ships, the operating passenger ship and ro-ro passenger ship routes are from Haikou to Haian, and to Beihai routes.
The company opened the international container route from Haikou to all over the world by Hong Kong transit, and the opened domestic container direct routes are from Haikou to Shanghai, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao, Rizhao, Yingkou, Guangzhou, Quanzhou, Qinzhou, Fangcheng, etc., radiating every national coastal harbor.