How to do it?
Today, Kaohsiung Harbor handles only about half of the containerized
shipment volume of Hong Kong or Singapore, indicating that its competitiveness
has yet to be improved. Therefore, in the future we will strive to improve its
facilities and services and, simultaneously, enhance the supportive functions of
Keelung and Taichung Harbors in the island-wide sea transportation system.
Moreover, we plan to set up an offshore transshipment center to overcome the
difficulties arising from the ban on direct transportation between the two sides of
the Taiwan Straits. This offshore center will allow foreign ships, including those
flying the flags of convenience, to ply between the two shores of the Taiwan
Straits as long as the cargo does not clear through our customs or enter Taiwan
proper. This arrangement will enable the development of regional and
inter-continental transportation of containerized goods.