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Kaohsiung port container volumes dip 3.1% in 2015

Kaohsiung port container volumes dip 3.1% in 2015
Taiwan’s main seaport Kaohsiung has posted a decrease in container throughput for 2015 compared to the previous year, according to figures from the local authorities.

Last year, Kaohsiung box volumes were recorded at 10.26m teu, down 3.1% compared to 10.59m teu registered in 2014, figures from Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) showed.

The Taiwanese port is currently in the midst of upgrading works to construct deepwater berths capable of accommodating giant boxships of 22,000 teu. Upon completion of the upgrading project in 2019, Kaohsiung port would boost its thoughput handling capacity by an additional 4.5m teu.

At present, Kaohsiung port can cater to containerships of 14,000 teu.