The lease extension contract, which covers the period from December 1, 2007 to December 31, 2018, was signed by EMC’s president Jack Yen and by Ming-Hui Shieh, director-general of the Kaohsiung Harbour Bureau, at a ceremony held in Kaohsiung on July 10.
The terminal occupies over 400,000 sq m of land and provides three berths (Piers 79, 80 and 81) with a total quay length of 815 m. The berths are served by nine post-Panamax gantry cranes, 30 rail-mounted gantries and six empty container stackers. It is capable of accommodating up to 25,000 teu of loaded containers and 3,700 teu of empty containers.
Constructed on a BOT basis after Evergreen won a competitive tender bid in May 1997, it opened for business in May 1999. In addition to this facility, Evergreen operates three berths (Piers 115, 116 and 117) at Container Terminal No 4.