Taiwan-based Evergreen Marine has inked an agreement with Taiwan International Port Corporation (TIPC) to lease five berths at the 7th container handling centre in Kaohsiung port.
Container carrier APL has renewed its terminal lease at Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port for another 10 years from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2027.
Taiwan’s port of Kaohsiung has completed the handing over of three container berths, previously operated by the now-defunct Hanjin Shipping, to Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) on Thursday, increasing the number of HMM-operated berths to five.
Two workers have died at Taiwan’s CSBC shipbuilding site in Kaohsiung on Saturday while they were working on a semi-submersible heavylift ship, according to an announcement by the local authority.
The powerful Typhoon Meranti sweeping across southern Taiwan has broken the moorings from up to 10 ships at CSBC Corp’s yard, causing one newbuild 14,000-teu boxship to go adrift and hit a container terminal in Kaohsiung port, local reports said.
Taiwan’s Kaohsiung port is planning to invite bids for the operation of its new mega-ship berths under construction at its Container Terminal Number 7 Project, according to Wang Pai Feng, harbor master of Port of Kaohsiung.
Singapore is well-recognised as the world’s leading container transhipment port, and a handful of the regional Asian ports are also major transhipment centres of the world. A look at the development of some of the East Asian ports reveals that expanding their transhipment activity is now an important growth strategy.