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Two berths open at Taipei port

Taipei: The Port of Taipei will inaugurate two container berths today, which will upgrade the port in Tamsui, Taipei County, to the second largest international seaport in the country behind Kaohsiung Harbor.
The two container piers were among seven that were scheduled to be built by 2014 under an 11-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) project developed in 2003 by the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) with the cooperation of three local maritime companies - Yang Ming, Wan Hai and Evergreen (pictured).??By 2014, when all seven container piers at the Port of Taipei are operational, the annual container handling capacity of the port is expected to reach 4m teu, MOTC officials said.??The Port of Taipei, a seaport built on reclaimed land, lies south of the Tamsui River estuary in northern Taiwan and faces west. It covers more than 3,100 hectares of marine area, almost five times the size of Keelung Harbour, which is 63km east of Tamsui. [09/03/09]


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