February 25, 2022 — Taichung Port has entered its 46th year since its establishment, and has fulfilled its mission of shouldering the regional economic development mission as an international commercial port in central Taiwan. In 1999, the loading and unloading volume exceeded 100 million tons, and in 110 years, it grew to 120 million tons. Along with the business growth, the construction of terminals has been put into operation one after another, and 64 operational terminals have been completed so far. Under the test of earthquakes, waves, tides and seawater salt erosion, as well as loading and unloading, berthing and other operations, the early operation of the wharf showed a situation of reduced operating efficiency. Taking into account business development, use efficiency and safety, Taichung Port Branch has planned to list 14 wharfs as priority targets for renovation since 100, and budgets are compiled year by year for renovation. As of the end of January 2011, a total of 12 wharf renovation projects have been completed, and the 12 and 15 wharf renovation projects have been completed recently.
Taichung Port is a multi-functional international commercial port, including various types of terminals such as bulk cargo, containers, bulk goods, chemicals and wind power he
avy goods. The terminal renovation project must keep pace with the times in line with different cargo loading and unloading and ship berthing. Although the functions of Taichung Port No. 12 and No. 15 are still planned as bulk cargo terminals, during the planning, design and construction of the renovation, we will further review the structure of the wharf based on the experience feedback of the maintenance and renovation projects over the years. Reduce the construction risk of offshore template assembly. At the same time, in order to ensure the normal loading and unloading operation of the wharf during the construction period, a segmented construction mode is adopted. This project still covers projects such as improving the strength of concrete, increasing the thickness of the protective layer, replacing the bollard and enhancing the bearing capacity of the wharf to 3ton/m2, pre-embedding the shore water of the wharf, and the shore power system, which not only achieves the benefits of extending the service life, but also Implement the “Taiwan Port Group Green Port Promotion Plan”.
In this case, a terminal maintenance and management manual was established in accordance with the “Harbor Structure Maintenance and Management Mechanism” formulated by the Transportation Research Institute of the Ministry of Communications, and used as the basis for subsequent terminal maintenance and safety management, so as to create a sustainable terminal operation environment. In addition, the renovation cost is about 20% of the cost of the new terminal, which is very economical. As for the construction quality, it was affirmed by the “110th Annual Public Works Excellent Project Award of the Ministry of Communications – Excellent”.