The natural coastline in the port area is 64.5 kilometres (40.1 mi) while the water is over 12 m in depth. There are 81 berths for vessels of large, medium or small tonnage, including 16 deep-water berths, of which 6 operate containers of over 10,000 tonnes. Among other cargoes handled, Xiamen is the world’s largest supply base for raw tungsten materials. It is the world’s largest sunglasses manufacturing base, exporting 120 million pairs each year.
Xiamen is also an important base in Fujian province for making medium-sized and large modern container vessels and yachts.