It is the main port of Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China. The port is operated by Guangzhou Port Group Co. Ltd It is a state-owned company. The company was founded on February 26, 2004 from the former Guangzhou Port Office. It is approved by the Guangzhou municipal government. It is currently the largest comprehensive port in southern China. Its international maritime trade reaches more than 300 ports in more than 80 countries and regions around the world. The port also houses the former Huangpu Port.