| (PDA) Company Limited (the "Company") was established in Dalian City, Liaoning Province, the People's Republic of China (the "PRC") on 16 November 2005. The Company was successfully listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited with stock code 2880 and on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code 601880, on 28 April 2006 and 6 December 2010 respectively. The Company is the first port company listed in the stock exchanges of both Hong Kong and Shanghai.
As the consolidated operational platform for port and logistics services in Dalian port, the Company and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Group") are the biggest comprehensive port operator in the Three Northeastern Provinces of China (collectively, Heilongjiang Province, Jilin Province and Liaoning Province). The Group are principally engaged in the following businesses: 1) oil/liquefied chemicals terminal and related logistics services; 2) container terminal and related logistics services; 3) automobile terminal and related logistics services; 4) ore terminal and related logistics services; 5) general cargo terminal and related logistics services; 6) bulk grain terminal and related logistics services; 7) passenger and roll-on, roll-off terminal and related logistics services; and 8) port value-added services and ancillary port operations.
Located at the entrance of Bohai Bay, in proximity to major international shipping routes as compared to other ports in Bohai Bay, Dalian Port acts as a strategic and convenient position for the shipping companies. With deep water and ice-free port conditions, Dalian port is able to operate its terminals throughout the year.
Owing to the superior natural conditions, the terminals at Dalian port can accommodate different vessels including large vessels, such as ULCCs and the fifth-generation or above fifth-generation container vessels that require deep berthing channels.