Van Oord completes expansion of Taiwan’s largest port

Van Oord has completed the expansion of Taiwan’s largest port of Kaohsiung eight months ahead of schedule.

Taiwan International Ports Corporation (TIPC) awarded the contract in 2015.

Van Oord’s Area Manager Martin Meijers said trailing suction hopper dredgers Vox Máxima, Volvox Terranova, and Rotterdam used 41 million cubic metres of sand to create 250 hectares of new land for the Kaohsiung Intercontinental Container Centre Phase II. 

The new land will accommodate terminals and wharves, some of which will be able to handle container vessels of up to 22,000 TEU.

About 150 vessels pass daily through the port, where more than 10 million containers are transhipped each year.

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