The scope of the CFS will include container warehousing, container stuffing and unstuffing and container cargo ‘reconfiguration’. Auxiliary operations will include import, export, transhipment, bonded warehousing and other CFS-related activities permitted by Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Four deepwater berths with 16m depth alongside able to handle 12,500 teu container ships are currently planned for the ICT with work on the 1.4m teu capacity Berths 108 and 109 already completed. The mv Li Ming, a Liberia-registered ship managed by Kao Ming docked at the berths on October 24, 2010 and began a series of system tests that are scheduled to run until the end of this year.
Pending successful completion of system tests, the two berths should be ready to begin full commercial operations on January 1, 2011. Upon completion of construction work on the remaining two berths and supporting yard facilities in 2013, the ICT will add an additional 3m teu capacity to the Port of Kaohsiung.