TAIWAN has finished the land reclamation project at the Port of Kaohsiung to facilitate the building of the new mega ship Intercontinental Container Terminal (ICT).
The project, known as ICT phase two, is
the largest infrastructure project in Taiwan's history, according to the
Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC).
The land reclamation was completed in December 2019, as the country
looks to build "a new large container transshipment terminal," reported
London's Port Technology.
The TIPC said the new hub will be "ideally suited to the long-term needs
of global shipping," meaning larger ships will be able to call at
Kaohsiung in the future.
It is also hoped the land reclamation will streamline current container terminal operations.
In total, 422.5 hectares of land will be reclaimed and this will include space for 19 deep-water wharves and adjacent yard land.
These will include 2,415 metres of quay length to accommodate five
18-metre deep-water berths able to service the latest fleet of mega
It will also create new space for related investment and activity and
new opportunities for what the TIPC called "port-city cooperation."
To further solidify its position as a key shipping hub in the western
Pacific, TIPC has signed long-term contracts with container shipping
companies and built out its modern containership handling and logistics
More broadly, it will create what the TIPC calls an "engine for economic
growth" in southern Taiwan and facilitate the port of Kaoshiung's
transformation into a smart port.