, [Shangri-la Hotel] Qingdao, China– China's Port Industry showed a clear sign of recovery at the end of 2009. Therefore, port operators are seeking solutions to secure future growth, in order to stand out after the economic crisis. Port of Qingdao is one of the largest ports in China. As part of a joint venture, Qingdao invested 1.4 billion dollars in the fourth stage of Qianwan Harbor, which included 10 deep-water berths and expansion of the total dock length to 3,408 meters. More than 50 billion dollars is to be invested in Dongjiakou Harbor, one of the two largest accessory harbors at Qingdao Port.