Port of Taichung

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Taichung Port

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

Overview[edit]

TRA Cargo Branch Line - Taichung Harbor Line

The port covers an area of 3,793 ha (9,370 acres),[1] and includes industrial, fishing, and business ports.[2] It is 12.5 km (7.8 mi)-long and 2.5 to 4.5 km wide.[2] It can accommodate vessels of up to 60,000 tons, and in June 2000 earned an ISO-9001 rating.[2] The port still has hundreds of hectares left of undeveloped space.[2]

The harbor is located 110 nautical miles from Keelung Port and 120 nautical miles from Kaohsiung Port.[2] In 2010, the harbor surpassed Keelung Port to become the second-largest port in Taiwan.[3] 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.[3] Compared to 2010, total cargo processed has grown 21% while containers handled grew 13.92%.[3] The port has seen growing luxury car shipments in 2010, indicating signs of economic recovery for the island.[4]

History[edit]

In August 1968, preliminary research into a new port started.[5] By July 1969, it was decided to make Taichung Port into a new international port, with construction starting on February 1, 1971.[5] The port first opened on October 31, 1976.[1] The port was part of the Ten Major Construction Projects proposed by Premier Chiang Ching-kuo.

Transportation[edit]

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

Rail[edit]

  • TRA Taichung Harbor Line

Road[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Welcome". Taichung Harbor Bureau. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Taichung Port". Taichung City Government. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  3. ^ a b c "Taichung’s port passes Keelung in cargo, MOTC says". Taipei Times. 2010-12-23. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  4. ^ "Growing car shipments sign of economic recovery". Focus Taiwan News Channel. 2010-11-30. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  5. ^ a b "Brief history: Bygones of Taichung Port". Taichung Harbor Bureau. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 

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Coordinates: 24°17′40″N 120°29′27″E / 24.294528°N 120.490917°E / 24.294528; 120.490917