In March 2016, YICT received the 13th Tien-Yow Jeme Civil Engineering Prize for its Expansion Project, the top honour for civil engineering and construction in China.
Established by the China Civil Engineering Society and the Beijing Tien-Yow Jeme Foundation for Development of Science and Technology in Civil Engineering, the prize awards civil engineering projects with distinction in innovation and outstanding achievements in technological application. Mr Tien-Yow Jeme (26 April 1861 – 24 April 1919) was a pioneering Chinese railway engineer and the chief engineer responsible for construction of the first railway built in China without foreign assistance.
The Expansion Project has a total of seven deep-water berths, with depth alongside of 17.6 meters and a quay length of 3 kilometres. It is equipped with 35 super post-Panamax quay cranes including 21 dual-hoist ones. The project is designed for servicing mega-vessels around the clock, making YICT the only terminal in South China that is capable of accommodating several 200,000-ton mega-vessels simultaneously.