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Kaohsiung spending big on new logistics centre

Taipei: Port of Kaohsiung, which is controlled by Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC), announced that it will invest NT$1.8bn to develop the largest Multi-Country Consolidation (MCC) logistics centre in Taiwan.

The project covers 6.2 ha of land and will be developed in three phases; phase one includes a 50,000 sq ft warehouse which will be put into operation in May next year.

Port of Kaohsiung also plans to form joint ventures with a few top freight forwarding companies including Pacific Star Group to attract container volumes from China and East Asia.

Kaohsiung is the largest international commercial port in Taiwan, handling 60 to 70% of the island’s cargo. Currently TIPC is also developing Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Terminal Project with an investment of NT$90bn including 19 deepwater berths, five of them will be capable of handling the new large 18,000 teu container vessels. [21/03/13]

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