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Port of Hualien

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Wharfs  25
Opened  1939
Annual container volume  12,938,686 tons(2011)
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Location  Hualien City, Hualien County, Taiwan
Operated by  Taiwan International Ports Corporation
Operator  Taiwan International Ports Corporation

The Port of Hualien (Chinese: 花蓮港; pinyin: Huālián Gǎng) is an international port on the Pacific Ocean in Hualien County, Taiwan. It is located in Hualien City. Its artificial harbor protected by breakwaters was built in 1930–1939. There are 25 wharves in Hualien Port. The annual container volume is about 13 million tons. The port mainly transports local gravel, cement, and marble, and is host to cruise ships and whale watching boats.


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The Port of Hualien was constructed from 1930 to 1939 (Japanese rule), for carrying local granulated sugar to Japan and transporting island-round cargo. The government declared it one of the four international harbors on 1 September 1963. The harbor facilities were improved in an expansion project in 1991.

Sister Ports

The Port of Hualien has the following Sister Port agreements:

  •  United States Brownsville, Texas
  •  United States Long Beach, California
  •  Japan Ishigaki, Okinawa
  • References

    Port of Hualien Wikipedia

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