Hualien (TWHUN)

Port Code TWHUN City Hualien
Port Name Hualien Country/Region Taiwan,China
Category Port City Route TAIWAN
Nearby Main Port Inland Transport
Official Website Port Type Feeder Port

Introduction of Hualien (TWHUN)



      The foreign trade port in the east of Taiwan, China.It is located in the middle of the island's east coast, about 3 kilometers northeast of Hualien City, and adjacent to the southern end of Ryukyu Islands in the East.It is 44 nautical miles from Suao port, 90 nautical miles from Keelung port in the north, 80 nautical miles from Taitung port in the South and 200 nautical miles from Kaohsiung port in the south.The coastal island wall of the port area extends from northeast to southwest, and is protected by two breakwaters which are almost connected with each other.The inner harbor has a narrow water area of about 10 hectares. Ships enter the harbor from the southwest. The channel gorge is narrow, 80 meters wide and 9.1 meters deep. It was built in the 1930s. There are 16 berths with a depth of 7-10 meters. Except berths 1-3 and 6 are used for groceries and berths 4 for sugar, others are used for gravel, mining construction, timber, etc.In order to meet the needs of the growth of transportation materials along the east coast, a new outer port wharf and an outer breakwater were built in the southwest of the inner port in the late 1970s. By 1982, nine berths with a water depth of 12-16m were put into operation for general cargo and containers. With the completion of the new port, the throughput of the port has increased from 3.4 million tons in 1980 to 5.6 million tons in 1989. Due to the narrow hinterland, the throughput has decreased slightly in recent years.The port is located in the area where typhoon is active in the Western Pacific, and it is in the typhoon path, which affects the port operation from June to September every year.The tidal range of the port is 2.2m in spring tide and 0.6m in neap tide.

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