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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 consolidate and expand its market in the Asia-Pacific region. In order to meet 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 and 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 the smart innovation and diversified services, Consolidate the maritime hub position." The proposed five development targets driven by the two principal axes - “Value-added & Volume creation” and “Service Upgrading” are analyzed as follows:
1. Freight development strategy:
(1)In response to market changes, the development positioning of each port is adjusted, and the port group will develop together externally.
(2)Allocate the operation capacity and utilization functions of each terminal to strengthen the efficiency of resource utilization in the port area.
(3)Increase inducement for goods consolidation to strengthen the competitiveness of transshipment.
(4)Enhance the connotation of value-added services and continue to achieve the goal of “Volume-Added & Value Added”.
(5)Strengthen business cooperation to increase the scope of port services.
2. Passenger transport development strategy:
(1)Combine local tourism resources to attract international cruise lines to Taiwan.
(2)Assist in promoting the “Blue Highway Policy” and develop domestic island-hopping cruise and ferry services.
(3)Expand diversified recreational services in the port area to improve the quality of tourism services.
3. Environmental protection and energy issued strategy:
(1)Adjust LNG-related facilities in port area flexibly in response to international and national energy policies.
(2)In response to the needs of the offshore wind power industry, provide a development hinterland for centralized deployment.
(3)In response to the international and national environmental protection conventions, port sustainability measures are required to promote.
4. Technology application strategy:
(1)Plan out intelligent blueprint and experimental field mechanisms to implement digital transformation.
(2)Construct high-quality information and communication facilities to expand the scope of technology applications for improving safety and efficiency.
(3)Promote digital platforms with stakeholders to strengthen international cooperation.
5. Organization and operation management strategy:
(1)Adjust strategic level of port development in response to market changes.
(2)Promote cooperation between Maritime Port Bureau and TIPC to ensure operational efficiency and financial sustainability.
(3)Strengthen the cultivation of talents in response to the development of port transformation.
(4)Promote cooperation between ministries to seek synergies for the development of port.

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
In addition, in response to the advent of the era of emerging technologies, intelligentization has become one of the key goals of port development. The digitization and intelligentization of ports are promoting continuously, and technologies such as big data, 5G, and the Internet are integrated. By introducing technology through mentoring and incentives to expand the participation of private industries, port intelligence will be enhanced simultaneously with the port ecosystem.
After completion of major public facilities, the Port of Kaohsiung, TIPC, Ltd. will look to stability and growth in cargo sources and operational efficiencies combined with new operating strategies and systems; thus, maintain the status of Port of Kaohsiung as a strategic hub port and enter a new era of competitiveness and growth.
Last updated:2024-07-02
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