Port of Taichung

The Port of Taichung (Chinese: 臺中港), also Taichung Port, is a port located in Wuqi District, Taichung, Taiwan. It is the second-largest port in Taiwan after Kaohsiung Port and operated by Taiwan International Ports Corporation, Taiwan's state-owned harbor management company.

Port of Taichung
臺中港
臺中港北突堤區.jpg
Taiwan
Location
LocationWuqi, Taichung, Taiwan
Coordinates24°17′40″N 120°29′27″E / 24.294528°N 120.490917°E / 24.294528; 120.490917Coordinates: 24°17′40″N 120°29′27″E / 24.294528°N 120.490917°E / 24.294528; 120.490917
UN/LOCODETWTXG[1]
Details
Opened1976
Type of harborPort
Size40.00 km2
PresidentChung Ying-feng
Statistics
Website
tc.twport.com.tw
Aerial view of the Port of Taichung

OverviewEdit

The port covers an area of 3,793 ha (9,370 acres),[2] and includes industrial, fishing, and business ports.[3] It is 12.5 km (7.8 mi)-long and 2.5 to 4.5 km wide.[3] It can accommodate vessels of up to 60,000 tons, and in June 2000 earned an ISO-9001 rating.[3] The port still has hundreds of hectares left of undeveloped space.[3]

The harbor is located 110 nautical miles from Keelung Port and 120 nautical miles from Kaohsiung Port.[3] In 2010, the harbor surpassed Keelung Port to become the second-largest port in Taiwan.[4] Total investment has topped NT$457.5 billion (US$15.3 billion) by 59 companies, while thirty firms have established operations within its free-trade zone.[4] Compared to 2010, total cargo processed has grown 21% while containers handled grew 13.92%.[4] The port has seen growing luxury car shipments in 2010, indicating signs of economic recovery for the island.[5]

The future development plan of Taichung Port includes a commercial port expansion plan and an industrial port development plan, which will be gradually implemented in line with the development of international shipping. The goal is that Taichung Port will become an international port with 78 terminals.

HistoryEdit

In August 1968, preliminary research into a new port started.[6] By July 1969, it was decided to make Taichung Port into a new international port, with construction starting on 1 February 1971.[6] The port first opened on 31 October 1976.[2] The port was part of the Ten Major Construction Projects proposed by Premier Chiang Ching-kuo.

Port Configuration/FacilitiesEdit

Taichung Port currently has 58 terminals with automated unloading and storage equipments. It includes the following:[7]

Coastal Recreation Specialized Zone, Fishery Specialized Zone, and the Taichung Marine Ecological Aquarium 台中海洋生態館 (Currently Under Construction)

Food processing professional zone: Provide food raw material processing industry to settle in.

Port Service Professional Zone (I): Port services, quarantine and other related and auxiliary facilities.

Port Service Professional Zone (II): Port business office related purposes, Taichung Port Passenger Service Center.

Warehousing and Transshipment Specialized Zone: Set up the China-Hong Kong Export Processing Zone of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

Power Professional District (I): Set up Taichung Power Plant and related auxiliary facilities.

Electric Power Specialized Area (II): Provide low-polluting power plants or wind power generators.

Specialized petrochemical industry zone (I~IV): Located in Waidi District, providing related petrochemical industries to settle in.

Industrial professional zone: Provides energy, power, steel, petrochemical and other port operating institutions to station. It invests in the construction of factory buildings, warehouses, storage yards, logistics centers and related facilities.

Free Trade Port Area: The Port's volume of goods in the Free Trade Zone in 2013 was 12,637,515 metric tons, ranking first in Taiwan

Surrounding SitesEdit

Mitsui Outlet Park Taichung

TransportationEdit

The port can be reached by bus, rail, or road.

RailEdit

  • TRA Taichung Harbor Line
 
TRA Cargo Branch Line - Taichung Harbor Line

RoadEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UNLOCODE (TW) - TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA". service.unece.org. Retrieved 28 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Welcome". Taichung Harbor Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-10-01. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Taichung Port". Taichung City Government. Archived from the original on 2006-02-06. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  4. ^ a b c "Taichung's port passes Keelung in cargo, MOTC says". Taipei Times. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  5. ^ "Growing car shipments sign of economic recovery". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  6. ^ a b "Brief history: Bygones of Taichung Port". Taichung Harbor Bureau. Archived from the original on 2010-08-13. Retrieved 2010-12-22.
  7. ^ "港區配置 (Port Configuration) in Chinese". TC.TWPort. Retrieved 23 December 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)