TIPC launches container terminal upgrades at Port of Kaohsiung


Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) to upgrade Port of Kaohsiung’s 3rd and 5th container terminals.


The Port of Kaohsiung, a major maritime hub in Taiwan, has kick-started important infrastructure upgrades to bolster its competitiveness.

Following the launch of its 7th Container Terminal in May 2023, which is poised to increase annual container handling capacity by 6.5 million TEU, the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) has shifted its focus to the enhancement of the port’s 3rd and 5th container terminals.

With the commissioning of ever-larger container vessels and the growing need for streamlined port operations, TIPC has allocated NT$4.469 billion (USD 140 million) towards upgrading the infrastructure at these terminals. The upgrades are designed to address various challenges faced by existing port infrastructure, such as inadequate wharf water depths and support facilities.

At the 3rd Container Terminal’s Wharf No. 70,  the water depth will be increased from -13.5m to -15.2m. In addition, it is planned to install around 30 meters of new gantry crane tracks and dockside handling equipment.

Similarly, at the 5th Container Terminal’s Wharf Nos. 77~79, efforts are focused on deepening the water depth from -14.5m to -17.0m. It is also planned to install approximately 36 meters of new gantry crane track along with new dockside handling equipment, enabling the efficient handling of container ships with capacities of up to 24,000 TEU.

In line with the port‘s green ambitions, new onshore power and water supply systems will be implemented, TIPC said.

Project work commenced on February 21st and is expected to be completed by summer 2027. To minimize disruptions to normal port operations, the upgrades will be executed in several phases.

TIPC said that it would jointly invest with shipping companies in the 5th Container Terminal improvement work, with TIPC handling wharf improvements and companies upgrading container yard facilities.

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