Welcome to Shipping Online!   [Sign In]
Back to Homepage
Already a Member? Sign In
News Content

Taiwan's Port of Kaohsiung completes expansion to handle 22,000 TEU ships

INTERNATIONAL contractor specialising in dredging, marine engineering and offshore projects, Van Oord of the Netherlands, has completed its expansion of the Port of Kaohsiung - Taiwan's largest port - which will be able to handle container vessels of up to 22,000 TEU.

Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) awarded the contract to Van Oord in 2015 and the work was completed eight months ahead of schedule, creating 250 hectares of new land for the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Centre Phase II, Port Technology of London reported.

Each day, around 150 vessels pass through Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan, where more than 10 million containers are transshipped each year.

Martin Meijers, Van Oord's Area Manager, said: "The availability of the right equipment at the right moment and excellent cooperation within the internationally assembled project team contributed to the early completion and overall success of this project.

"It was the first time Van Oord had been engaged as a main contractor in Taiwan."
About Us| Service| Membership and Fee| AD Service| Help| Sitemap| Links| Contact Us| Terms of Use