Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Did you know that the port of Kaohsiung in Taiwan is the 12th busiest port in the world? Serving as a major transshipment hub to other ports in Asia, Kaohsiung plays a very important role in the shipping industry. Today, the port of Kaohsiung is the largest container port in Taiwan and the 6th largest container port in the world. Situated near the southern tip of Taiwan, Kaohsiung is the second busiest city in Taiwan behind the capital city of Taipei. The city and port of Kaohsiung has held special importance to the history of the country since the 15th and 16th century. By 1684 the port of Kaohsiung grew into a major international shipping port. In the 1940’s, military battles of World War II left the port in complete devastation. From the 1950’s through the 1980’s major improvements were made to the port and the port began to thrive once again. Today the port offers some of the best first class international shipping services for container cargo in the world.

International heavy machinery shipping from the United States to the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan encompasses the majority of international trade between the two countries. For the past few years over $9 billion worth of machinery was shipped to Taiwan from the USA in containers. In addition to the shipment of heavy machinery, overseas construction equipment shipping is also available to the port of Kaohsiung. Roll-on / roll-off vessels ships cars, trucks and construction equipment to Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Customers also dismantle their heavy machinery and construction equipment and ship this cargo the Taiwan inside containers to save on international shipping costs. Commercial cargo such as industrial chemicals, specialized equipment, boats and cargo for retail are also shipped inside containers to Kaohsiung from the USA. Because of the abundance of international shipping services to Taiwan, the possibilities for the type of cargo that can be shipped to Kaohsiung are endless.

Some notable features of the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan:

  • The port of Kaohsiung handles container and roll-on / roll-off cargo destined for locations in southern Taiwan. For roll-on / roll-off, breakbulk and overseas car shipping services to northern Taiwan, shipments are sent to the ports of Keelung and Taipei.
  • Taiwan is the 9th largest trading partner for the United States with over $500 billion worth of cargo shipped to the various ports each year
  • Taiwan has seven international ports throughout the country including ports in Keelung, Taichung and Taipei; however the port Kaohsiung is the largest and busiest port handling over 60% of all international shipping traffic for Taiwan.
  • With five container terminals and over 100 berths, the port of Kaohsiung handles close to 10 million containers a year.

For more information about shipping to the port of Kaohsiung, Taiwan, please visit the Kaohsiung Port Authority Page. To receive container, construction equipment, high heavy, machinery, construction equipment and international automobile shipping, shipping quotes from the USA to Taiwan visit our rates request pages.