The port has an area of 28,286 M2 . The new joint inspection building and plaza offer advanced facilities, a beautiful environment and is well located for convenient transportation.Zhongshan port was approved by the State Council in 1984 and opened on February 9th 1985 by the Hong Kong Passenger Pool Co., Ltd under the Zhongshan Public Utilities Group Co.Ltd and the Pearl River Passenger Transport Company Ltd. as a joint venture with The Pearl River Shipping (Share) Company Ltd. as the general agent in Hong Kong.Companies operating in Zhongshan and people from all walks of life are able to travel for leisure, business and family visits in a safe, fast, comfortable, reliable and efficient manner.The ships are equipped with a duty free store offering all kinds of duty free products such as tobacco and alcohol as well as fine food for passengers to buy. Inside the terminals there are companies providing duty free shopping malls.
There are five, internationally built luxury catamarans, the Zhongshan, the Yi Xian Hu, the Cui Heng Hu the Qi Jiang and the Xing Zhong equipped with modern facilities, 19,320kw of power and a total seating capacity of 1761 passengers.There are 22 passenger trips per day from Zhongshan to HK and during peak periods this can be increased to 32. The sailing time is 1 hour and 32 minutes.Since 1985 we have carried over 24.88 million passengers with the first volume of over 1 million in 2002 and a record of 1.292 million passengers in December 2007.In 2004, the company launched a Zhongshan to HK International Airport service offering a great new service from the West bank of the Pearl River.
For more than 20 years the company has adhered to a policy of safety first, customer first and this tenet has won the praise of broad masses of passengers and brought social and economic benefits to the region.
Several Zhongshan and Guangdong awards have been bestowed upon the company such as “ Civilised Window”, “Three Capital Award”, Gold Key Awards” and the company has been honoured many time by provincial and municipal recognition. With “advanced in foreign capital exchange earning enterprises with foreign investment” awards. The company won first prize in Shuang You National Advanced Enterprise with foreign investment among other awards.For the convenience of passengers, there are over 60 networked outlets inside of Zhongshan for the purchase of tickets and four free shuttle bus services for passengers with a paid ticket
There is also a visa application service for overseas Chinese and foreign nationals at the ferry port.