CMA CGM Group has signed a new deal with Taiwan International Ports Corporation Ltd. to extend its lease of the CMA CGM Kaohsiung Terminal by 20 years.
Signed on 1 September 2021, the renewed terminal lease will run to 2040.
The Kaohsiung terminal receives 17 weekly regular services including those of CMA CGM, CNC and ANL.
The terminal operates two cargo berths with a linear quay length of 640m and draft of 15m.
Equipped to handle ships of up to 14,000 TEU, the CMA CGM terminal offers an annual capacity of 1.3 million TEU.
With a productivity rate that tops 35 container moves per hour, the terminal runs on the Computer Automatic Terminal Operation System that optimises productivity with six quay cranes – four with twin-lift capability and an outreach across 22 container rows, and two single-lift cranes with an outreach across 18 rows of containers.
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.
“The 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.”
ISO 45001 certified, the 101-acre terminal provides a comprehensive suite of terminal operation services.
It comprises 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 2 gas stations that provide a one-stop logistics support to shippers.