Greater China

Taiwan ports set ambitious targets

Taipei: Premier Sean Chen has told the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) to work alongside the Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) to implement a five-year plan to revitalize the island’s ports and maximize cross-strait shipping possibilities. Chen said Taiwanese ports should look at advanced overseas ports for ideas about how to grow. The aim is to have a combined box throughput across the island of 18m teu by 2016. TIPC has earmarked US$2.2bn to achieve its 2016 targets.  In 2011 the island handled around 11.5m teu in total.  [04/10/12]

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