Kaohsiung (TWKHH)

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

Introduction of Kaohsiung (TWKHH)



Kaohsiung Port is a seaport located in Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, China. It is one of the four major international ports in Taiwan. It is also Taiwan’s primary shipping hub and gateway for freight import and export. The port’s cargo throughput accounts for about two-half of Taiwan’s overall port cargo throughput. one. It is adjacent to the city center of Kaohsiung, and the port area spans 6 administrative districts of Kaohsiung City. It is the first largest port in Taiwan and the 13th largest port in the world. The management and operation of the Port of Kaohsiung is in charge of the Kaohsiung Port Branch of the Taiwan Port Corporation, a state-owned Taiwan Port Corporation of the Republic of China. On October 14, 2014, Kaohsiung Port obtained the EcoPorts EcoPort certification, becoming the first eco-port in the Asia-Pacific region, which will help enhance the international image and popularity of Kaohsiung Port.

The port of Kaohsiung has excellent natural conditions. The port area is vast, the hinterland is vast, and the climate conditions are mild throughout the year. There are long and narrow sandbars near the sea, which is a natural barrier for the port. The port of Kaohsiung has superior geographical conditions and a natural port situation. Since the establishment of the port, it has played an important role in maritime transportation. It is currently the largest international port in Taiwan and the fifth largest container port in the world. Currently, it is actively expanding the port facilities and developing towards the goal of the largest container transshipment hub port and major bulk cargo transshipment center in the Far East. The port area of ​​Kaohsiung Port is 17,678 hectares, of which the land area is 1,442 hectares, accounting for 8.2% of the total area of ​​the port, and the water area is 16,236 hectares, accounting for 91.8% of the total port area. District, the rest are for port administration, fishing port, shipyard, Taipower, China Petroleum and other land.

Kaohsiung Port currently has a first port and a second port. The inner port of the first port has a water depth of 11 meters, a port width of 130 meters, and a channel width of 80 meters; the port of the second port has a water depth of 16 meters, and the port It is 250 meters wide and the channel is 150 meters wide. The existing channel is 18 kilometers long, the main channel is 12 kilometers, and the branch channel is 6 kilometers. There are 121 piers with a total length of 27,788 meters, 18 mooring buoys, and can accommodate 152 ships at the same time.

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Summary of TWKHH

Kaohsiung Port (Port Code: TWKHH) is located in southern Taiwan, adjacent to Kaohsiung City, and surrounded by the city districts of Gushan, Yancheng, Lingya, Cianjhen, Siaogang, as well as Cijin. As Taiwan’s largest harbor, it handles approximately 10.26 million twenty-foot equivalent units worth of cargo in 2015. The main import and export cargoes at Kaohsiung port include containers, petroleum, liquefied gas, coal, ore, chemical products, steel, scrap iron and steel, machinery and equipment, sugar, processed food, agricultural and sideline local products and cultural articles, etc. At present, the annual cargo handling capacity reaches about 200 million tons, which takes up more than half of Taiwan's import and export cargo. It is the largest open door and cargo distribution center in Taiwan province, and the largest international trade port in Taiwan Province