Port of Hualien

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Port of Hualien
花蓮港
Taiwan HuaLien Port 2.JPG
Location
Location Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan
Coordinates 23°59′11″N 121°37′35″E / 23.98639°N 121.62639°E / 23.98639; 121.62639
Details
Opened 1939[1]
Operated by Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Wharfs 25
Statistics
Annual container volume 12,938,686 tons(2011)
Website
www.hlhb.gov.tw

The Port of Hualien (Chinese: 花蓮港; pinyin: Huālián Gǎng) is an international port on the Pacific Ocean in Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan. Its artificial harbor protected by breakwaters was built in 1930–1939. There are 25 wharves in Hualien Port. The annual container volume is about 13 million tons. The port mainly transports local gravel, cement, and marble, and is host to cruise ships and whale watching boats.

The port is operated by the Taiwan International Ports Corporation which is the state-owned harbor management company.

History[edit]

The Port of Hualien was constructed from 1930 to 1939 (Japanese rule), for carrying local granulated sugar to Japan and transporting island-round cargo. The government declared it one of the four international harbors on 1 September 1963.[1] The harbor facilities were improved in an expansion project in 1991.

Sister Ports[edit]

The Port of Hualien has the following Sister Port agreements:[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Evolution". Port of Hualien. TIPC Ltd. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 13 July 2016. 
  2. ^ "姐妹港締盟書一覽表" [Sister Port Agreements: At-a-glance Chart] (PDF) (in Mandarin Chinese (Taiwan)). Taiwan International Ports Coroporation, Ltd.