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Comprehensive Planning and Development

Port of Kaohsiung Master Plan Executive Summary

Kaohsiung Port is Taiwan's largest international commercial harbor. In addition to serving as a container transshipment hub port, she is also the major port in Taiwan for the import and export of bulk cargo. International manufacturing, commerce and shipping trends point to Taiwan currently transitioning from a service-intensive industrial to knowledge-based industrial economy. It is clear today that Kaohsiung Port can no longer rely on the strengths of its convenient location. Change will be the only effective approach to facing and succeeding against brutal competition. Service quality, expansion, competitive strategy and institutional changes are necessary for the Port of Kaohsiung to confirm and grow its market in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to cooperate with the government’s strong attempt to further economic growth, Kaohsiung Port must play a more aggressive role in the global economic and shipping market.

The Comprehensive Development Plan for International Ports in the Taiwan Area (2022-2026) approved on October, 2021 designated the following development orientations for Kaohsiung Port:
1.International Container Hub Port;
2.Intelligent Logistics & Trading Port;
3.Passenger and Tourism Recreation Port;

Project Target
The target of International Commercial Port Development which given by National Port Master Plan is to strengthen its hub port competitive position in the Asia Pacific region and as the best service port in Asia. The proposed five development targets and the expected benefits driven by the five development targets are analyzed as follows:
1. Container transportation: In response to the enlargement trend of container ship, Kaohsiung Port is required to integrate its port resources to build deep-water berth facilities and equipped with high-efficient container operating system to entrench its container hub ports in Asia-Pacific region.
2. Bulk Cargo transportation: To cater for local industrial and resident needs, there is a need to improve bulk cargo handling capacity and raise its service standards to meet local industry requirement.
3. Passenger transportation: There is a need to combine local tourism resources to improve the passenger terminal handling facilities so as to boost the development of tourism and related industries in Kaohsiung.
4. Port operations and management: There is a need to improve the free trade port business operating environment to attract domestic and foreign investors to establish export oriented industries to produce goods to meet domestic demand and exports. Through the development and reuse of the land in the free trade zone, the port assets value will increase and to support the growth of the port city. In addition, the port management is required to entrench port operations technology to raise port operations efficiency to meet shipping lines requirement.
5. Sustainable and green port management: In line with the international and national environmental protection policies, Kaohsiung Port is required to introduce measures to construct an ecological port and further improve the environment in the port zone.

Based on the above comprehensive planning program, Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd. has concluded the following major development plan for 2022-2026. It includes both government and private investment components:
1. The 7th Container Terminal project for Port of Kaohsiung - Operational facilities engineering
2. The 7th Container Terminal project for Port of Kaohsiung - Infrastructure engineering
3. Pier No.27~No.28 Reconstruction Project for Port of Kaohsiung
4. Pier No.1~No.10 port construction and passenger transportation facilities improvement Project for Port of Kaohsiung
After completion of major public facilities such as the International Container Terminal Phases I & II and the viaduct expressway, the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd. will look to private sector investors to take advantage of new opportunities and invest in logistics operation centers at the port. Stability and growth in cargo sources and operational efficiencies combined with new operating strategies and systems will help the Port of Kaohsiung maintain its status as a strategic hub port and enter a new era of competitiveness and growth.
Last updated:2022-01-12
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