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CMA CGM extends lease at terminal in Kaohsiung by 20 years

CMA CGM extends lease at terminal in Kaohsiung by 20 years
The terminal can handle vessels up to 14,000 teu

CMA CGM has signed a 20-year terminal lease extension agreement with Taiwan International Ports Corporation for its facility CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal.

Sam Chou, general manager of CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal said: “Our renewed terminal lease that runs till 2040 is currently the longest contractual commitment made by a foreign entity in Kaohsiung Port.

2The Kaohsiung port sits at the crossroads of maritime transport connections between the Americas, Asia and Australia, making it an important transshipment hub for cargoes that we move to and from these continents and within Asia. More than just a station for port stops by carriers, our terminal also specialises in handling goods that require customised and reefer solutions.”

The terminal, which has two cargo berths with a linear quay of 640 m and a draught of 15 m, receives 17 regular weekly services from the French carrier, along with CNC and ANL.

Equipped to handle vessels of up to 14,000 teu, the facility has an annual capacity of 1.3m teu.

With a productivity rate that tops 35 container moves per hour, the terminal runs on the Computer Automatic Terminal Operation System that aims to optimise productivity with six quay cranes.

Four of these quay cranes have twin-lift capability and an outreach across 22 container rows while two single-lift cranes have an outreach across 18 rows of containers.

The terminal has a 21,000 teu yard that is supported by 19 rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and 12 container handlers, two container freight stations, three maintenance and repair workshops and two gas stations that provide a one-stop logistics support for shippers.