March 31, 2022 — With the completion of land reclamation for Phase 2-1 of the Logistics & Warehouse District at Taipei Port, officials are now preparing invitations to bid for the three parcels that comprise this newly developed district. Firms interested in investing in Taipei Port are encouraged to participate and join in the further development of Taipei Port’s infrastructure.
Taipei Port, a branch of Port of Keelung, TIPC, is the largest international commercial port in northern Taiwan. Advantageous location and comprehensive and modern port facilities help make the port ideal for new private-sector commercial development. Business through Taipei Port continues to grow, with the 2 million TEU and 89.66 million mt, respectively, in container and cargo volumes handled in 2021 setting all-time records. Taipei Port is organized into four main districts, including the East, North, and South Wharf Districts and the aforementioned Logistics & Warehouse District. Leasing of commercial space in the former three has already been finished, with respective focuses on automotive logistics, sea cargo expediting services, and green energy / offshore wind farm support structures.
Development of Taipei Port’s Logistics & Warehouse District is being executed in four phases. Land reclaimed for Phase 1 and 2-1 earned industrial EIA inspection approval in February 2021 and has been designated for free trade zone development. Firms in any of the 19 approved sectors (trade, warehousing, logistics, container / freight consolidation, transit trade, transshipment & freight forwarding, customs brokerage services, assembly, sorting, packaging, fabrication, inspection, testing, exhibitions, and technical support services) are eligible to leverage Taipei Port’s inherent advantages to expand their business.
Phase 1 land was successfully leased in 2021 to businesses operating in the cross-border e-commerce and cold-chain logistics industries. Phase 2-1 land covers 37 hectares divided into three parcels, including: Warehouse 2-1 (13.5ha), Warehouse 2-2 (13.8ha), and Warehouse 3-1 (9.5ha). Phase 2-1 land reclamation engineering work ended in December 2021, with construction of public infrastructures set to begin in the second quarter of this year (2022) and finish by the end of 2025. Port of Keelung, TIPC currently plans to hold a public briefing for interested investors in April (2022) and welcomes all interested in exploring the potential of establishing operations at Taipei Port to attend.